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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945016/cultural-hair-practices-physical-activity-and-obesity-among-urban-african-american-girls
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Felesia Bowen, Patricia O'Brien-Richardson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Hair holds cultural meaning and value for women of African descent. The values placed on hair type and hair style date back to preslavery days. There is a small body of literature that addresses the relationship between cultural hair practices and physical inactivity among black women. Understanding this is important because inactivity during childhood and adolescent years contributes to increased weight-related morbidity and mortality during adult years. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between cultural hair practices, physical activity, and obesity among urban African-American adolescent girls...
September 25, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944937/individual-development-and-potential-determinants-of-excess-weight-in-children-and-adolescents-a-longitudinal-study
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Alexandra Papandreou, Matthias Bopp, Julia Braun, Kaspar Staub, David Faeh
OBJECTIVES: Excess body weight is a major public health concern already at a young age. The aim of this study was to track weight status among pupils aged 6-14 years in the City of Zurich, to examine the association between sociodemographic and environmental factors and excess weight at school entry and excess weight gain thereafter. DESIGN: Longitudinal study. SETTING: Data were from the medical examinations routinely performed at public schools in Zurich, the largest city in Switzerland...
September 25, 2017: Swiss Medical Weekly
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944717/an-overview-of-assessment-methodology-for-obesity-related-variables-in-infants-at-risk
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Danae Dinkel, Corrine Hanson, Karsten Koehler, Ann Anderson Berry, Anastasia Kyvelidou, Matthew Bice, Jill Wallen, Danstan Bagenda, Laura Jana, Jana Pressler
BACKGROUND: The first 2 years of a child's life are a particularly critical time period for obesity prevention. AIM: An increasing amount of research across the world is aimed at understanding factors that impact early childhood obesity and developing interventions that target these factors effectively. With this growing interest, new and interdisciplinary research teams are developing to meet this research need. Due to rapid growth velocity during this phase of the lifespan, typical assessments used in older populations may not be valid or applicable in infants, and investigators need to be aware of the pros and cons of specific methodological strategies...
January 1, 2017: Nutrition and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944621/factors-associated-with-ohio-nurse-practitioners-childhood-obesity-preventive-practice-patterns
#4
Rika Tanda, Elizabeth A Beverly, Kimberly Hughes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: More nurse practitioners (NPs) infiltrate into primary care settings, and play a pivotal role in prevention of childhood obesity. However, minimal research has been published about their practice patterns. The current study uses a sample of Ohio NPs and describes NPs' childhood obesity prevention practice patterns, knowledge of the guidelines, their personal physical activity in relation to childhood obesity prevention practices, and identification of perceived barriers for practice...
September 25, 2017: Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943553/risk-factors-for-helicobacter-pylori-infection-and-endoscopic-reflux-esophagitis-in-healthy-young-japanese-volunteers
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Yuichiro Tanaka, Yasuhisa Sakata, Megumi Hara, Hiroharu Kawakubo, Nanae Tsuruoka, Koji Yamamoto, Yoichiro Itoh, Hidenori Hidaka, Ryo Shimoda, Ryuichi Iwakiri, Kazuma Fujimoto
Objective The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence and risk factors of reflux esophagitis and Helicobacter pylori (H.pylori) infection and their interrelationship in healthy young Japanese volunteers. Materials and Methods Between 2010 and 2016, 550 fifth-year medical students at Saga Medical School, aged 22 to 30 years, underwent upper gastrointestinal endoscopy and completed a questionnaire (frequency scale for symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease). H. pylori infection was determined by detecting urinary immunoglobulin G antibodies...
September 25, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943259/-spanish-collaborative-study-description-of-usual-clinical-practice-in-infant-obesity
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Alfonso Lechuga Sancho, Enrique Palomo Atance, María José Rivero Martin, Mercedes Gil-Campos, Rosaura Leis Trabazo, María Pilar Bahíllo Curieses, Gloria Bueno Lozano
INTRODUCTION: Childhood obesity is a high prevalence health problem. Although there are clinical guidelines for its management, there is variability in its clinical approach. The aim of this study is to describe the usual clinical practice in Paediatric Endocrinology Units in Spain and to evaluate if it resembles the recommended guidelines. MATERIAL AND METHODS: An observational, cross-sectional and descriptive study was carried out by means of a questionnaire sent to paediatric endocrinologists of the Spanish Society of Paediatric Endocrinology...
September 21, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941217/projecting-the-impact-of-a-nationwide-school-plain-water-access-intervention-on-childhood-obesity-a-cost-benefit-analysis
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R An, H Xue, L Wang, Y Wang
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to project the societal cost and benefit of an expansion of a water access intervention that promotes lunchtime plain water consumption by placing water dispensers in New York school cafeterias to all schools nationwide. METHODS: A decision model was constructed to simulate two events under Markov chain processes - placing water dispensers at lunchtimes in school cafeterias nationwide vs. no action. The incremental cost pertained to water dispenser purchase and maintenance, whereas the incremental benefit was resulted from cases of childhood overweight/obesity prevented and corresponding lifetime direct (medical) and indirect costs saved...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940941/childhood-body-mass-index-in-relation-to-subsequent-risk-of-type-1-diabetes-a-danish-cohort-study
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Julie C Antvorskov, Lise Aunsholt, Karsten Buschard, Michael Gamborg, Kurt Kristensen, Jesper Johannesen, Thorkild I A Sørensen, Jannet Svensson
The incidence of type 1 diabetes (T1D) is increasing, and obesity may be a contributing factor by increasing the risk and accelerating the onset. We investigated the relation between childhood body mass index z-scores (BMIz) and the later risk of T1D, including association with age at onset of T1D. The study included 238 cases and 10 147 controls selected from the Copenhagen School Health Record Register (CSHRR). Cases of T1D were identified in the Danish Registry of Childhood and Adolescent Diabetes and 2 regional studies and linked to CSHRR...
September 22, 2017: Pediatric Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939688/does-cardiorespiratory-fitness-attenuate-the-adverse-effects-of-severe-morbid-obesity-on-cardiometabolic-risk-and-insulin-resistance-in-children-a-pooled-analysis
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Christine Delisle Nyström, Pontus Henriksson, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno, María Medrano, Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez, Natalia María Arias-Palencia, Marie Löf, Jonatan R Ruiz, Idoia Labayen, Mairena Sánchez-López, Francisco B Ortega
OBJECTIVE: To investigate 1) differences in cardiometabolic risk and HOMA of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) across BMI categories (underweight to morbid obesity), 2) whether fit children have lower cardiometabolic risk/HOMA-IR than unfit children in each BMI category, and 3) differences in cardiometabolic risk/HOMA-IR in normal-weight unfit children and obese fit children. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: A pooled study including cross-sectional data from three projects (n = 1,247 children aged 8-11 years)...
September 22, 2017: Diabetes Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938412/renal-metabolic-programming-is-linked-to-the-dynamic-regulation-of-a-leptin-klf15-axis-and-akt-ampk%C3%AE-signaling-in-male-offspring-of-obese-dams
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Philipp Kasper, Christina Vohlen, Katharina Dinger, Jasmine Mohr, Eva Hucklenbruch-Rother, Ruth Janoschek, Jessica Köth, Jan Matthes, Sarah Appel, Jörg Dötsch, Miguel A Alejandre Alcazar
Childhood obesity is associated with renal diseases. Maternal obesity is a risk factor linked to increased adipocytokines and metabolic disorders in the offspring. We therefore studied the impact of maternal obesity on renal-intrinsic insulin and adipocytokine signaling and on renal function and structure. To induce maternal obesity female mice were fed with high-fat diet (HFD) or standard diet (SD, Co) prior to mating, during gestation and throughout lactation. A third group of dams was fed HFD only during lactation (HFD-Lac)...
July 27, 2017: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936391/evaluation-of-a-multi-year-policy-focused-intervention-to-increase-physical-activity-and-related-behaviors-in-lower-resourced-early-care-and-education-settings-active-early-2-0
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Emily J Tomayko, Ronald J Prince, Jill Hoiting, Abbe Braun, Tara L LaRowe, Alexandra K Adams
Physical activity is a critical component of obesity prevention, but few interventions targeting early childhood have been described. The Active Early guide was designed to increase physical activity in early care and education (ECE) settings. The purpose of Active Early 2.0 was to evaluate the effectiveness of Active Early along with provider training, microgrant support, and technical assistance over 2 years (2012-2014) to increase physical activity and related behaviors (e.g., nutrition) in settings serving a high proportion of children from underserved groups in recognition of significant disparities in obesity and challenges meeting physical activity recommendations in low-resource settings...
December 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935860/secular-trends-in-overweight-and-obesity-among-urban-children-and-adolescents-2003-2012-a-serial-cross-sectional-study-in-guangzhou-china
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Yinan Zong, Runsheng Xie, Nali Deng, Li Liu, Weiqing Tan, Yanhui Gao, Jiewen Yang, Yi Yang
Childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity are increasing in China, but limited information is available on its secular trends in Guangzhou. In this cross-sectional study, ten-wave successive data were obtained from the physical fitness surveillance for students in Guangzhou from 2003 to 2012. A total of 2,619,154 urban students aged 7-18 years were included. The age-standardized prevalence of overweight and obesity increased significantly over the period: overweight rose from 10.15% to 14.07% in boys and 6...
September 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935462/insulin-resistance-serum-uric-acid-and-metabolic-syndrome-are-linked-to-cardiovascular-dysfunction-in-pediatric-obesity
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Giulia Genoni, Veronica Menegon, Gioel Gabrio Secco, Michela Sonzini, Massimiliano Martelli, Matteo Castagno, Roberta Ricotti, Alice Monzani, Michele Aronici, Elena Grossini, Carlo Di Mario, Gianni Bona, Simonetta Bellone, Flavia Prodam
INTRODUCTION: Childhood obesity is associated with cardiovascular abnormalities but little is known on the potential correlation between early cardiovascular and metabolic alterations. AIM: Aims of this study were 1) to evaluate early cardiovascular abnormalities in a large population of obese children and adolescents compared with a normal weight counterpart, 2) to investigate their potential association with insulin resistance (IR), serum uric acid (sUA) and metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
September 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931448/further-stabilization-and-even-decrease-in-the-prevalence-rates-of-overweight-and-obesity-in-german-children-and-adolescents-from-2005-to-2015-a-cross-sectional-and-trend-analysis
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Annette Keß, Ulrike Spielau, Christoph Beger, Ruth Gausche, Mandy Vogel, Tobias Lipek, Antje Körner, Roland Pfäffle, Wieland Kiess
OBJECTIVE: Recently several industrialized countries reported a stabilization or even a decrease in childhood overweight and obesity prevalence rates. In Germany, this trend started in 2004. The present study therefore aimed to evaluate whether this trend has continued or even leads in a clear direction. Design/Setting/Subjects BMI (>90th percentile (overweight), >97th percentile (obesity)) from the CrescNet database was analysed in 326 834 children and adolescents according to three age groups (4-7·99, 8-11·99 and 12-16 years), gender and between time points (2005-2015)...
September 21, 2017: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28931384/early-food-for-future-health-a-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-effect-of-an-ehealth-intervention-aiming-to-promote-healthy-food-habits-from-early-childhood
#15
Christine Helle, Elisabet Rudjord Hillesund, Mona Linge Omholt, Nina Cecilie Øverby
BACKGROUND: Childhood overweight and obesity is a global public health challenge. Primary prevention initiatives targeting parents have been called for to encourage a positive feeding environment and healthy eating habits that may lay a good foundation for future health. At the same time, there is a need for interventions which combine accessibility and scalability with cost effectiveness. Today's parents are extensive Internet-users, but only a few randomized controlled trials have investigated the use of Internet to promote healthy eating habits in early childhood...
September 20, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929794/primary-care-group-visits-for-childhood-obesity-clinical-program-evaluation
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Clement J Bottino, Gabriella C Puente, Amanda Burrage, Candace Tannis, Jennifer K Cheng, Alexandra Epee-Bounya, Joanne E Cox
We conducted 29 group visits targeting children with elevated body mass index (BMI) and their families. Visit activities focused on social support, mind-body techniques, exercise, and nutrition. Measures included attendance, family satisfaction scores, and per-patient change in BMI percentile. Ninety-six patients attended ≥1 group visit, mean 2.0 (SD ±1.8; range 1-14). Mean patient age was 9.6 years (SD ±2.4; range 4-15 years); 53.1% were female; 44.8% had a BMI 95th to 99th percentile for age/sex; 35.4% had a BMI >99th percentile...
September 1, 2017: Clinical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928463/widespread-prevalence-of-a-crebrf-variant-amongst-m%C3%A4-ori-and-pacific-children-is-associated-with-weight-and-height-in-early-childhood
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S D Berry, C G Walker, K Ly, R G Snell, P E A Carr, D Bandara, J Mohal, T G Castro, E Marks, S M B Morton, C C Grant
OBJECTIVE: Investigating a large and ethnically diverse cohort from the Pacific region, we aimed to replicate and extend the recently reported findings that a CREBRF genetic variant is strongly associated with body mass index in Samoans. METHODS: A birth cohort of more than six thousand children was utilised. In this study, genotyping of two markers (rs12513649 and rs37386328) was undertaken in Māori, Pacific, European and Asian individuals in the cohort. RESULTS: We report that these CREBRF genetic variants are not confined to Samoans but are prevalent in all other Pacific populations sampled, including Māori...
September 20, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928346/medical-students-perceived-educational-needs-to-prevent-and-treat-childhood-obesity
#18
Natalie K Cooke, Sarah L Ash, L Suzanne Goodell
BACKGROUND: Medical schools are challenged to incorporate more prevention-based education into curricula, offering an opportunity to revisit approaches to nutrition education. The objective of this study was to explore United States (US) medical students' understanding of childhood obesity, specifically barriers to childhood obesity prevention and treatment and students' perceived educational deficits. METHODS: The research team conducted phone interviews with 78 3rd- and 4th-year medical students, representing 25 different medical schools across the US...
May 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928037/childhood-maltreatment-and-bmi-trajectory-the-mediating-role-of-depression
#19
Rebecca M Sacks, Erin Takemoto, Sarah Andrea, Nathan F Dieckmann, Katherine W Bauer, Janne Boone-Heinonen
INTRODUCTION: Childhood maltreatment is associated with later obesity, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. The objective of this study was to estimate the extent to which depression mediates the associations between childhood maltreatment and BMI in adolescence through adulthood. METHODS: Data on a cohort of 13,362 adolescents in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Wave I [1994-1995] to Wave IV [2008-2009]) were analyzed in 2015-2016...
September 16, 2017: American Journal of Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927406/the-arg282ser-missense-mutation-in-apoa5-gene-determines-a-reduction-of-triglyceride-and-ldl-cholesterol-in-children-together-with-low-serum-levels-of-apolipoprotein-a-v
#20
Laura Bertoccini, Federica Sentinelli, Michela Incani, Diego Bailetti, Flavia Agata Cimini, Ilaria Barchetta, Maria Gisella Cavallo, Efisio Cossu, Andrea Lenzi, Sandro Loche, Marco Giorgio Baroni
BACKGROUND: Apolipoprotein A-V (ApoA-V) is a recognized regulator of plasma triglycerides (TGs), and previous studies have shown associations between variants in APOA5 (apolipoprotein-A5) gene and high TG levels. Recently, a new association between the Arg282Ser missense mutation (rs778114184 G > T) in APOA5 gene and decreased triglyceride levels has been shown in an adult population from Sardinia. In this study we add further insight into the role of APOA5 by exploring whether this association begins early in life in children, or becomes manifest only in adulthood...
September 19, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
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