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Body composition AND children

Jessica G Woo, Heidi Sucharew, Weiji Su, Philip R Khoury, Stephen R Daniels, Heidi J Kalkwarf
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how infant weigh and length growth trajectories associate with body composition at 3 and 7 years because previous studies have noted that rapid infant weight gain increases risk for high body mass index (BMI) in children. STUDY DESIGN: There were 322 children enrolled at 3 years of age with dual x-ray absorptiometry body composition data and pediatrician growth data for 0-2 years of age who were included in analysis. Superimposition by translation and rotation modeling was used to characterize infant weight and length trajectories in terms of size, tempo and velocity measures...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
Calista M Harbaugh, Peng Zhang, Brianna Henderson, Brian A Derstine, Sven A Holcombe, Stewart C Wang, Carla Kohoyda-Inglis, Peter F Ehrlich
BACKGROUND: The "Cushion Effect," the phenomenon in which obesity protects against abdominal injury in adults in motor vehicle accidents, has not been evaluated among pediatric patients. This work evaluates the association between subcutaneous fat cross-sectional area, quantified using analytic morphomic techniques and abdominal injury. METHODS: This retrospective study includes 119 patients aged 1 to 18years involved in frontal impact motor vehicle accidents (2003-2015) with computed tomography scans...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
Lin Zhang, Ran Chen, Rong Li, Meng-Ying Chen, Rong Huang, Xiao-Nan Li
BACKGROUND: To study the predictive factors of resting energy expenditure (REE) and evaluate the accuracy of predicted equations with indirect calorimeter (IC) in Chinese school-age children, particularly for the obese population. METHODS: Recruited children were from the department of child healthcare in Nanjing children's hospital during July 2014-September 2015. Anthropometric parameters and body composition were measured by bioelectrical impedance. Measured REE was assessed by IC...
March 7, 2018: World Journal of Pediatrics: WJP
Eugènia Moix Gil, Olga Giménez-Palop, Assumpta Caixàs
INTRODUCTION: The Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) is a rare genetic disorder caused by absence of expression of the paternal alleles in región 15q11.2-q13. Obesity and hormonal deficiencies, especially of growth hormone (GH), are the most important signs from the therapeutic viewpoint. Recombinant GH (rGH) is effective in children and represents the mainstay in treatment; by contrast, little evidence in available in adult patients. OBJECTIVE: To review the reported evidence on the beneficial and adverse effects of treatment with rGH in children and adults...
March 3, 2018: Endocrinología, Diabetes y Nutrición
Lara Gomes Suhett, Brenda Kelly Souza Silveira, Mariana De Santis Filgueiras, Maria do Carmo Gouveia Peluzio, Helen Hermana Miranda Hermsdorff, Juliana Farias de Novaes
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Ca intake and its association with cardiometabolic risk factors during childhood. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study with a representative sample. Food consumption was assessed through three 24 h dietary recalls. Anthropometry, body composition and biochemical measurements were also conducted. SETTING: Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Brazil. SUBJECTS: Children between 8 and 9 years old (n 350) enrolled in public and private schools in the urban area of the municipality of Viçosa...
March 6, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
E Verduci, F Moretti, G Bassanini, G Banderali, V Rovelli, M C Casiraghi, G Morace, F Borgo, E Borghi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Phenylalanine (Phe) restricted diet, combined with Phe-free l-amino acid supplementation, is the mainstay of treatment for phenylketonuria (PKU). Being the diet a key factor modulating gut microbiota composition, the aim of the present paper was to compare dietary intakes, gut microbiota biodiversity and short chain fatty acids (SCFAs) production in children with PKU, on low-Phe diet, and in children with mild hyperphenylalaninemia (MHP), on unrestricted diet. METHODS AND RESULTS: We enrolled 21 PKU and 21 MHP children matched for gender, age and body mass index z-score...
January 31, 2018: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
Maria-Raquel G Silva, Hugo-Henrique Silva, Teresa Paiva
Sleep, body composition and dietary intake are crucial for athletes' health and performance but have never been investigated in acrobatic gymnasts. Thus, this study aimed to evaluate sleep, body composition, dietary intake and eating behaviours of acrobatic gymnasts. Using a cross-sectional study, 82 Portuguese acrobatic gymnasts (12.8 ± 3.1 years, 61 females and 21 males) were evaluated during the competitive period to collect training data, sleep duration, body composition, dietary intake and eating behaviours before, during and after practices...
March 3, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Dorothea Dumuid, Tyman E Stanford, Željko Pedišić, Carol Maher, Lucy K Lewis, Josep-Antoni Martín-Fernández, Peter T Katzmarzyk, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Mikael Fogelholm, Martyn Standage, Mark S Tremblay, Timothy Olds
BACKGROUND: Daily activity data are by nature compositional data. Accordingly, they occupy a specific geometry with unique properties that is different to standard Euclidean geometry. This study aimed to estimate the difference in adiposity associated with isotemporal reallocation between daily activity behaviours, and to compare the findings from compositional isotemporal subsitution to those obtained from traditional isotemporal substitution. METHODS: We estimated the differences in adiposity (body fat%) associated with reallocating fixed durations of time (isotemporal substitution) between accelerometer-measured daily activity behaviours (sleep, sedentary time and light and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA)) among 1728 children aged 9-11 years from Australia, Canada, Finland and the UK (International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment, 2011-2013)...
March 2, 2018: BMC Public Health
Mary Adjepong, C Austin Pickens, Raghav Jain, William S Harris, Reginald A Annan, Jenifer I Fenton
In Northern Ghana, 33% of children are stunted due to economic disparities. Dietary fatty acids (FA) are critical for growth, but whether blood FA levels are adequate in Ghanaian children is unknown. The objective of this study was to determine the association between whole blood FAs and growth parameters in Northern Ghanaian children 2-6 years of age. A drop of blood was collected on an antioxidant treated card and analyzed for FA composition. Weight and height were measured and z-scores were calculated. Relationships between FAs and growth parameters were analyzed by Spearman correlations, linear regressions, and factor analysis...
2018: PloS One
Yasemin Ertaş Öztürk, Rukiye Bozbulut, Esra Döğer, Aysun Bideci, Eda Köksal
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity and its complications are serious health problems and diet/lifestyle changes can be beneficial for the prevention of diseases. Adaptation of the Healthy Lifestyle-Diet (HLD) Index in accordance with the dietary guidelines for Turkey (TR) and determination of the relationship between metabolic syndrome risk factors in obese children were the aims of this study. METHODS: This study was conducted on 164 overweight or obese children (87 male, 77 female) aged 9-13 years...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
S W Yau, B E Harcourt, K-T Kao, E J Alexander, V C Russo, G A Werther, M A Sabin
Insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2 (IGFBP-2) may represent a critical link between body composition and insulin sensitivity. We investigated the relationship between circulating IGFBP-2 levels, body composition, insulin sensitivity, energy intake and physical activity in children with obesity. Children were recruited via the Weight Management Service at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, as part of the Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia (COBRA). Comprehensive anthropometric, biochemical and environmental data were collected and compared to serum IGFBP-2 levels (measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay)...
February 28, 2018: Clinical Obesity
Paula Smith-Brown, Mark Morrison, Lutz Krause, Ruth Newby, Peter Sw Davies
AIM: The reduction of infant protein intake and associated growth velocity is a recommended public health strategy for reducing the risk of childhood obesity. This study tests the hypothesis that infants' growth and protein-rich food (dairy, meat, fish and egg) intake influences childhood body size and composition at 2-3 years of age. METHODS: Thirty-six children were studied from the Feeding Queensland Babies Study Cohort, which prospectively collected data on infant growth and diet...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Nor Baizura Md Yusop, Zalilah Mohd Shariff, Ting Tzer Hwu, Ruzita Abd Talib, Nicola Spurrier
BACKGROUND: Interventions that encompass behavioural modifications of dietary intake and physical activity are essential for the management of obesity in children. This study assessed the effectiveness of a stage-based lifestyle modification intervention for obese children. METHODS: A total of 50 obese children (7-11 years old) were randomized to the intervention group (IG, n = 25) or the control group (CG, n = 25). Data were collected at baseline, at follow-up (every month) and at six months after the end of the intervention...
March 1, 2018: BMC Public Health
Senem Simsek, Deniz Inal-Ince, Aslihan Cakmak, Nagehan Emiralioglu, Ebru Calik-Kutukcu, Melda Saglam, Naciye Vardar-Yagli, Hayriye Ugur Ozcelik, Hazal Sonbahar-Ulu, Cemile Bozdemir-Ozel, Nural Kiper, Hulya Arikan
Primary ciliary dyskinesia (PCD) restricts lifestyle and increases morbidity. The aim of the study was to investigate anaerobic and aerobic performance in children with PCD and their healthy counterparts. Thirty-one children with PCD and 29 age- and sex-matched healthy subjects were studied. Pulmonary function, hand grip strength (HGS), quadriceps strength (QMS), physical activity, anaerobic capacity (muscle power sprint test), and aerobic performance (modified shuttle walk test (MSWT)) were determined. Pulmonary function, HGS, QMS, mean anaerobic power (MAP), and MSWT distance in PCD were significantly lower than those of healthy subjects (p < 0...
February 27, 2018: European Journal of Pediatrics
Gudmundur Johannsson, Martin Bidlingmaier, Beverly Biller, Margaret Boguszewski, Felipe F Casanueva, Philippe Chanson, Catherine S Choong, Peter E Clayton, David Clemmons, Mehul Dattani, Jan Frystyk, Ken K Y Ho, Andrew Hoffman, Reiko Horikawa, Anders Juul, John Kopchick, Xiaoping Luo, Sebastian Neggers, Irène Netchine, Daniel S Olsson, Sally Radovick, Ron G Rosenfeld, Richard J Ross, Katharina Schilbach, Paulo Ferrez Collett-Solberg, Christian J Strasburger, Peter J Trainer, Kerstin Wickstrom, Kevin Cj Yuen, Jens Otto Lunde Jørgensen
OBJECTIVE: The Growth Hormone Research Society (GRS) convened a Workshop in 2017 to evaluate clinical endpoints, surrogate endpoints and biomarkers during GH treatment of children and adults, and in patients with acromegaly. PARTICIPANTS: GRS invited 34 international experts including clinicians, basic scientists, a regulatory scientist and physicians from the pharmaceutical industry. EVIDENCE: Current literature was reviewed and expert opinion was utilized to establish the state of the art, and identify current gaps and unmet needs...
February 26, 2018: Endocrine Connections
Sara King-Dowling, Christine Rodriguez, Cheryl Missiuna, Brian W Timmons, John Cairney
PURPOSE: School-age children with Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) have poor health-related fitness (HRF), but little is known about when these deficits emerge. The purpose of this study was to determine if 4- and 5-year old children who meet the criteria for DCD exhibit poorer HRF than typically developing (TD) children, and if this relationship is mediated by vigorous physical activity (VPA) engagement. METHODS: Five-hundred and ninety-two children participated (age 5...
February 23, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Patrizia Calella, Giuliana Valerio, Matt Thomas, Helen McCabe, Jake Taylor, Malcolm Brodlie, Mario Siervo
OBJECTIVES: Body mass index (BMI) has significant limitations when assessing nutritional status in pediatric patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). We evaluated whether measurements of lean body mass (LBM) and fat mass (FM) are more sensitive nutritional parameters by testing their association with pulmonary function in adolescent patients with CF. METHODS: Sixty-nine male and female adolescents with CF were studied (age: 14.5 ± 2.3, BMI: 19.5 ± 2.3 kg/m2 )...
December 5, 2017: Nutrition
Bárbara Reis-Santos, Fernando C Barros, Bernardo L Horta
BACKGROUND: Non-communicable diseases are the leading cause of death, worldwide. Obesity is one of the factors that is associated with the development of such diseases. The role of reproductive factors on women body composition has been evaluated, but the findings are controversial. This study was aimed at assessing the association of parity with body composition among women. METHODS: In 1982, the maternity hospital of Pelotas, a southern Brazilian city, were visited daily and all deliveries were identified...
February 22, 2018: BMC Public Health
Heráclito Barbosa Carvalho, Luis Alberto Moreno, Andrew Mello Silva, Gabriela Berg, Alejandro Estrada-Restrepo, Laura Inés González-Zapata, Pilar De Miguel-Etayo, Carlos Alberto Delgado, María Isabel Bove, Maria da Luz Rosario de Sousa, Francisco Leonardo Torres-Leal, Claudia L M Forjaz, Augusto César Ferreira De Moraes
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to introduce the overarching study design of the South American Youth/Child Cardiovascular and Environmental (SAYCARE) study, which is an observational multicenter feasibility study held in seven South American cities: Buenos Aires (Argentina), Lima (Peru), Medellin (Colombia), Montevideo (Uruguay), Santiago (Chile), and São Paulo and Teresina (Brazil). Children and adolescents (3-17 years of age) were studied. METHODS: The data management systems, quality assurance monitoring activities, standardized operating procedure manuals, and training and study management are addressed in this paper...
March 2018: Obesity
Ping Dong, Jing-Jing Feng, Dong-Yong Yan, Yu-Jing Lyu, Xiu Xu
AIM: To assess nutrient intake, growth and nutritional status of infants with cow's milk allergy (CMA) who follow a therapeutic elimination diet since the first few months of life. METHODS: Sixty infants younger than 4 months of age with challenge-proven CMA and 60 healthy age-matched children were investigated. Anthropometric and body composition (BC) were assessed up to 24 months. Dietary intake was recorded by the parents for 3 consecutive days before visits at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months...
February 20, 2018: Acta Paediatrica
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