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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107555/participation-in-sports-body-composition-and-fitness-characteristics-in-children-according-to-ethnic-background
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Stefania Toselli, Maria Giovanna Belcastro
Participation in sports has important implications, being associated with health and social features. The objectives of this study were to verify whether there were any differences in sport participation between immigrant and Italian children, and if there was any relation with their body composition and fitness characteristics. A survey was conducted on 1432 children attending primary school in the Emilia-Romagna (northern Italy). Anthropometric measurements, fitness characteristics and data about participation in sports were considered...
January 20, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106664/ethnic-differences-regarding-arterial-stiffness-of-6-8-year-old-black-and-white-boys
#2
Gontse G Mokwatsi, Aletta E Schutte, Ruan Kruger
OBJECTIVES: Vascular deterioration is suggested to occur earlier in black than white populations, thereby increasing their risk for developing hypertension. To establish whether this is the case, we compared different estimates of arterial stiffness in black and white children and investigated the links with body composition and advanced glycation end products (AGEs) as potential contributors. METHODS: We included 40 black and 41 white boys (aged 6-8 years) from similar schools and measured arterial stiffness [pulse wave velocity (PWV) in different arterial sections, systemic arterial compliance and carotid stiffness estimates], anthropometry as well as urinary pentosidine as a marker of AGEs...
January 18, 2017: Journal of Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105511/bone-density-in-the-obese-child-clinical-considerations-and-diagnostic-challenges
#3
Jennifer C Kelley, Nicola Crabtree, Babette S Zemel
The prevalence of obesity in children has reached epidemic proportions. Concern about bone health in obese children, in part, derives from the potentially increased fracture risk associated with obesity. Additional risk factors that affect bone mineral accretion, may also contribute to obesity, such as low physical activity and nutritional factors. Consequences of obesity, such as inflammation, insulin resistance, and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, may also affect bone mineral acquisition, especially during the adolescent years when rapid increases in bone contribute to attaining peak bone mass...
January 20, 2017: Calcified Tissue International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095501/birth-weight-and-its-relationship-with-the-cardiac-autonomic-balance-in-healthy-children
#4
Livia Victorino Souza, Vanessa Oliveira, Franciele De Meneck, Ana Paula Grotti Clemente, Maria Wany Louzada Strufaldi, Maria do Carmo Franco
Several studies indicate that the fetal environment plays a significant role in the development of cardiometabolic disease later in life. However, a few studies present conflicting data about the correlation between birth weight and the impairment of cardiac autonomic modulation. The purpose of the present study was to provide further knowledge to elucidate this contradictory relationship. One hundred children aged 5 and 14 years had anthropometric parameters, body composition and blood pressure levels determined...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090680/validity-of-noninvasive-composite-scores-to-assess-cardiovascular-risk-in-10-year-old-children
#5
Ø Lerum, E Aadland, L B Andersen, S A Anderssen, G K Resaland
Agreement between and classification accuracy of six different noninvasive composite scores and a cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor score were investigated in 911 (466 boys and 445 girls) 10-year-old Norwegian children. A CVD risk factor score (triglyceride, total cholesterol/HDL ratio, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, systolic blood pressure (SBP), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and cardiorespiratory fitness) and six noninvasive risk scores (fitness+three different measurements of fatness (body mass index (BMI), WHtR, and skinfolds), with and without inclusion of SBP) were calculated (mean z-score by gender)...
January 16, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079262/pediatric-obesity-pharmacokinetic-alterations-and-effects-on-antimicrobial-dosing
#6
Stephanie Natale, John Bradley, William Huy Nguyen, Tri Tran, Pamela Ny, Kirsten La, Eva Vivian, Jennifer Le
BACKGROUND: Limited data exist for appropriate drug dosing in obese children. This comprehensive review summarizes pharmacokinetic alterations that occur with age and obesity, and these effects on antimicrobial dosing. A thorough comparison of different measures of body weight and specific antimicrobial agents, including cefazolin, cefepime, ceftazidime, daptomycin, doripenem, gentamicin, linezolid, meropenem, piperacill-tazobactam, tobramycin, vancomycin, and voriconazole, are presented...
January 12, 2017: Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077375/body-composition-diet-and-physical-activity-a-longitudinal-cohort-study-in-preschoolers-with-cerebral-palsy
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Stina Oftedal, Peter Sw Davies, Roslyn N Boyd, Richard D Stevenson, Robert S Ware, Piyapa Keawutan, Katherine A Benfer, Kristie L Bell
BACKGROUND: Altered body composition in children with cerebral palsy (CP) could be due to differences in energy intake, habitual physical activity (HPA), and sedentary time. OBJECTIVE: We investigated the longitudinal relation between the weight-for-age z score (WZ), fat-free mass (FFM), percentage of body fat (%BF), and modifiable lifestyle factors for all Gross Motor Function Classification System (GMFCS) levels (I-V). DESIGN: The study was a longitudinal population-based cohort study of children with CP who were aged 18-60 mo (364 assessments in 161 children; boys: 61%; mean ± SD recruitment age: 2...
January 11, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077341/irisin-and-oxytocin-as-predictors-of-metabolic-parameters-in-obese-children
#8
Ciğdem Binay, Cem Paketçi, Savaş Güzel, Nedim Samancı
OBJECTIVE: Irisin and oxytocin can affect energy homeostasis and have been proposed to play an important role in reducing obesity and diabetes. We aimed to determine the relationship between metabolic parameters (including irisin and oxytocin levels) and anthropometric parameters in obese children. METHODS: Ninety obese children (mean age, 13.85 ± 1.63 years) and 30 healthy controls (mean age, 14.32 ± 1.58 years) were enrolled in this study. Anthropometric and laboratory parameters (glucose, insulin, lipid, oxytocin, and irisin levels) were analysed...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070760/the-generation-r-study-design-and-cohort-update-2017
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Marjolein N Kooijman, Claudia J Kruithof, Cornelia M van Duijn, Liesbeth Duijts, Oscar H Franco, Marinus H van IJzendoorn, Johan C de Jongste, Caroline C W Klaver, Aad van der Lugt, Johan P Mackenbach, Henriëtte A Moll, Robin P Peeters, Hein Raat, Edmond H H M Rings, Fernando Rivadeneira, Marc P van der Schroeff, Eric A P Steegers, Henning Tiemeier, André G Uitterlinden, Frank C Verhulst, Eppo Wolvius, Janine F Felix, Vincent W V Jaddoe
The Generation R Study is a population-based prospective cohort study from fetal life until adulthood. The study is designed to identify early environmental and genetic causes and causal pathways leading to normal and abnormal growth, development and health from fetal life, childhood and young adulthood. This multidisciplinary study focuses on several health outcomes including behaviour and cognition, body composition, eye development, growth, hearing, heart and vascular development, infectious disease and immunity, oral health and facial growth, respiratory health, allergy and skin disorders of children and their parents...
December 2016: European Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065179/maternal-fish-oil-supplementation-during-lactation-is-associated-with-reduced-height-at-13-years-of-age-and-higher-blood-pressure-in-boys-only
#10
L Lauritzen, S E Eriksen, M F Hjorth, M S Nielsen, S F Olsen, K D Stark, K F Michaelsen, C T Damsgaard
Dietary long-chain n-3 PUFA (n-3 LCPUFA) in infancy may have long-term effects on lifestyle disease risk. The present follow-up study investigated whether maternal fish oil (FO) supplementation during lactation affected growth and blood pressure in adolescents and whether the effects differed between boys and girls. Mother-infant pairs (n 103) completed a randomised controlled trial with FO (1·5 g/d n-3 LCPUFA) or olive oil (OO) supplements during the first 4 months of lactation; forty-seven mother-infant pairs with high fish intake were followed-up for 4 months as the reference group...
December 2016: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064026/systematic-review-of-field-based-physical-fitness-tests-for-children-and-adolescents-with-intellectual-disabilities
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Marieke Wouters, Heleen M Evenhuis, Thessa I M Hilgenkamp
BACKGROUND: Testing physical fitness in children and adolescents with intellectual disabilities (ID) can be challenging. This review provides an overview on psychometric properties of field-based physical fitness tests studied in children and adolescents with ID. METHODS: A literature search was performed in March 2014. Studies were included if they evaluated feasibility, reliability and/or validity of a field-based physical fitness test in children and adolescents with ID...
January 5, 2017: Research in Developmental Disabilities
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060826/association-of-hip-bone-mineral-density-and-body-composition-in-a-rural-indian-population-the-andhra-pradesh-children-and-parents-study-apcaps
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Mika Matsuzaki, Bharati Kulkarni, Hannah Kuper, Jonathan C Wells, George B Ploubidis, Poornima Prabhakaran, Vipin Gupta, Gagandeep Kaur Walia, Aastha Aggarwal, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, George Davey Smith, Kankipati Vijaya Radhakrishna, Yoav Ben-Shlomo, Sanjay Kinra
BACKGROUND: Fat mass is variably associated with bone mass, possibly due to differential mechanical and biological effects of fat mass. We examined the association of fat mass with bone mass in a lean population. OBJECTIVE: To investigate association between hip bone mineral density and fat and lean mass in a cross-sectional study from southern India. DESIGN: The Andhra Pradesh Children and Parents Study is a prospective cohort study in Hyderabad, India...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060034/physical-activity-sedentary-time-and-fatness-in-a-biethnic-sample-of-young-children
#13
Paul J Collings, Soren Brage, Daniel D Bingham, Silvia Costa, Jane West, Rosemary Rc McEachan, John Wright, Sally E Barber
PURPOSE: To investigate associations of objectively-measured physical activity (PA) and sedentary time (ST) with adiposity in a predominantly bi-ethnic (South Asian and White British) sample of young children. METHODS: The sample included 333 children aged 11 months to 5 years who provided 526 cross-sectional observations for PA and body composition. Total PA volume (vector magnitude counts per minute (cpm)), daily time at multiple intensity levels (the cumulative time in activity >500 cpm, >1000 cpm, >1500 cpm and so on up to >6000 cpm), and time spent sedentary (<820 cpm), in light PA (820-3907 cpm) and moderate-to-vigorous PA (MVPA: ≥3908 cpm) were estimated with tri-axial accelerometry...
January 3, 2017: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052063/cord-blood-and-child-plasma-adiponectin-levels-in-relation-to-childhood-obesity-risk-and-fat-distribution-up-to-5-years
#14
Dorothy M Meyer, Christina Brei, Lynne Stecher, Daniela Much, Stefanie Brunner, Hans Hauner
BACKGROUND: Few human studies have explored the role of adiponectin in early life on growth and adipose tissue development. METHODS: High molecular weight (HMW) and total adiponectin levels from 141 cord blood samples and plasma blood samples from 40 3-year-old children were analyzed. Associations between adiponectin levels in cord blood and child plasma, and infant/child growth and fat mass measurements up to the age of 5 years were assessed using linear regression models...
January 4, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050919/resistance-training-effects-on-metabolic-function-among-youth-a-systematic-review
#15
Jennifer W Bea, Robert M Blew, Carol Howe, Megan Hetherington-Rauth, Scott B Going
PURPOSE: This systematic review evaluates the relationship between resistance training and metabolic function in youth. METHODS: PubMed, Embase, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, CINAHL, and ClinicalTrials.gov were searched for articles that: (1) studied children; (2) included resistance training; (3) were randomized interventions; and (4) reported markers of metabolic function. The selected studies were analyzed using the Cochrane Risk-of-Bias Tool. RESULTS: Thirteen articles met inclusion criteria...
January 4, 2017: Pediatric Exercise Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045768/body-composition-trajectories-from-infancy-to-preschool-in-children-born-premature-versus-full-term
#16
Johannah M Scheurer, Lei Zhang, Heather L Gray, Katherine Weir, Ellen W Demerath, Sara E Ramel
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was to longitudinally characterize infancy to preschool body composition trajectories and the association of early fat and fat-free mass gains with preschool age body composition in children born premature versus full-term. METHODS: A cohort of appropriate-for-gestational age preterm (n = 20) and term (n = 51) infants were followed at 3 visits: "neonatal" visit 1 at 2 weeks of age for term and near term corrected age for preterm; "infancy" visit 2 at 3 to 4 months (preterm corrected age); "preschool" visit 3 at 4 years...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045215/relationship-between-motor-proficiency-and-body-composition-in-6-to-10-year-old-children
#17
José Marmeleira, Guida Veiga, Hugo Cansado, Armando Raimundo
AIM: The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between motor skill competence and body composition of 6- to 10-year-old children. METHODS: Seventy girls and 86 boys participated. Body composition was measured by body mass index and skinfold thickness. Motor proficiency was evaluated through the Bruininks-Oseretsky Test of Motor Proficiency-Short Form, which included measures of gross motor skills and fine motor skills. RESULTS: Significant associations were found for both sexes between the percentage of body fat and (i) the performance in each gross motor task, (ii) the composite score for gross motor skills and (iii) the motor proficiency score...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043901/mother-child-language-style-matching-predicts-children-s-and-mothers-emotion-reactivity
#18
Hannah F Rasmussen, Jessica L Borelli, Patricia A Smiley, Chloe Cohen, Ryan Cheuk Ming Cheung, Schuyler Fox, Matthew Marvin, Betsy Blackard
Co-regulation of behavior occurring within parent-child attachment relationships is thought to be the primary means through which children develop the capacity to regulate emotion, an ability that is protective across development. Existing research on parent-child co-regulation focuses predominantly on parent-infant dyads, and operationalizes co-regulation as the matching of facial expressions; however, matching can occur on other behaviors, including vocal tone, body movement, and language. Studies with young children find that greater matching is associated with children's lower emotion reactivity, but with unknown impacts on parents...
December 30, 2016: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031546/sunlight-exposure-and-vitamin-d-status-in-breastfed-infants
#19
Pinky Meena, Aashima Dabas, Dheeraj Shah, Rajeev Kumar Malhotra, S V Madhu, Piyush Gupta
OBJECTIVE: To correlate the sunlight exposure in first 6 months to vitamin D status at 6 months of age in predominantly breastfed infants; and to quantify the sunlight exposure required to achieve serum 25(OH)D level > 20 ng/mL, by 6 months of age. DESIGN: Prospective cohort. SETTING: Tertiary care hospital predominantly catering to urban poor population in Delhi. PARTICIPANTS: 132 healthy infants, delivered at term, and predominantly breastfed were enrolled at 6-8 weeks of age...
December 5, 2016: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027427/the-adiposity-of-children-is-associated-with-their-lifestyle-behaviours-a-cluster-analysis-of-school-aged-children-from-12-nations
#20
Dorothea Dumuid, T Olds, L K Lewis, J A Martin-Fernández, T Barreira, S Broyles, J-P Chaput, M Fogelholm, G Hu, R Kuriyan, A Kurpad, E V Lambert, J Maia, V Matsudo, V O Onywera, O L Sarmiento, M Standage, M S Tremblay, C Tudor-Locke, P Zhao, P Katzmarzyk, F Gillison, C Maher
BACKGROUND: The relationship between children's adiposity and lifestyle behaviour patterns is an area of growing interest. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this study are to identify clusters of children based on lifestyle behaviours and compare children's adiposity among clusters. METHODS: Cross-sectional data from the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment were used. PARTICIPANTS: the participants were children (9-11 years) from 12 nations (n = 5710)...
December 27, 2016: Pediatric Obesity
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