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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346793/epicardial-fat-thickness-in-non-obese-neurologically-impaired-children-association-with-unfavorable-cardiometabolic-risk-profile
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Valeria Calcaterra, Hellas Cena, Pietro Mariano Casali, Gianluca Iacobellis, Riccardo Albertini, Mara De Amici, Annalisa de Silvestri, Calogero Comparato, Gloria Pelizzo
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular risk is reported in disabled children and epicardial fat (EF) is considered an independent predictor of cardiovascular disease (CVD). No data on the EF thickness (EFT) evaluation in disabled children have been published. OBJECTIVE: We investigated EFT in neurologically impaired (NI) children; its relationship with their metabolic profile was also considered. METHODS: Clinical data, body composition estimation, biochemical profile, and ultrasound-measured EFT were performed in 32 disabled patients (12...
January 18, 2018: Annals of Nutrition & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346452/body-shape-indices-are-predictors-for-estimating-fat-free-mass-in-male-athletes
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Yohei Takai, Miyuki Nakatani, Toru Aoki, Daisuke Komori, Kazuyuki Oyamada, Kensuke Murata, Eiji Fujita, Takuya Akamine, Yoshihisa Urita, Masayoshi Yamamoto, Hiroaki Kanehisa
It is unknown whether body size and body shape parameters can be predictors for estimating whole body fat-free mass (FFM) in male athletes. This study aimed to investigate whether body size and shape variables can be predictors for FFM in male athletes. Using a whole-body dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry scanner, whole body fat mass (FM) and FFM were determined in 132 male athletes and 14 sedentary males. The sample was divided into two groups: validation (N = 98) and cross-validation (N = 48) groups. Body height (BH), body mass (BM), and waist circumference at immediately above the iliac crest (W) were measured...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337863/dairy-related-dietary-patterns-dietary-calcium-body-weight-and-composition-a-study-of-obesity-in-polish-mothers-and-daughters-the-modaf-project
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Lidia Wadolowska, Natalia Ulewicz, Kamila Sobas, Justyna W Wuenstel, Malgorzata A Slowinska, Ewa Niedzwiedzka, Magdalena Czlapka-Matyasik
The role of the family environment in regards to dairy products and dietary calcium in the context of obesity is not fully understood. The aim of the study was to investigate the association among dairy-related dietary patterns (DDPs), dietary calcium, body weight and composition in mothers and daughters. Data were collected through a cross-sectional survey within the MODAF Project. A total sample of 712 pairs of mothers (<60 years) and daughters (12-21 years) was studied. This study included 691 pairs. A semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (ADOS-Ca) was used to collect dietary data...
January 16, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335400/causal-associations-between-risk-factors-and-common-diseases-inferred-from-gwas-summary-data
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Zhihong Zhu, Zhili Zheng, Futao Zhang, Yang Wu, Maciej Trzaskowski, Robert Maier, Matthew R Robinson, John J McGrath, Peter M Visscher, Naomi R Wray, Jian Yang
Health risk factors such as body mass index (BMI) and serum cholesterol are associated with many common diseases. It often remains unclear whether the risk factors are cause or consequence of disease, or whether the associations are the result of confounding. We develop and apply a method (called GSMR) that performs a multi-SNP Mendelian randomization analysis using summary-level data from genome-wide association studies to test the causal associations of BMI, waist-to-hip ratio, serum cholesterols, blood pressures, height, and years of schooling (EduYears) with common diseases (sample sizes of up to 405,072)...
January 15, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334692/body-mass-index-abdominal-adiposity-weight-gain-and-risk-of-developing-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-more-than-2-3-million-participants
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A Jayedi, A Rashidy-Pour, M Khorshidi, S Shab-Bidar
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to test the association between anthropometric measures and risk of developing hypertension. METHODS: We did a systematic search using PubMed and Scopus, from inception up to January 2017. Prospective cohort studies reporting the risk estimates of hypertension for three or more quantitative categories of indices of general and abdominal adiposity were included. Summary relative risks were calculated using random-effects models. RESULTS: Fifty-seven prospective cohort studies were included...
January 15, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332108/impact-of-body-mass-index-on-high-blood-pressure-among-obese-children-in-the-western-region-of-saudi-arabia
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Abdulmoein E Al-Agha, Areej O Mahjoub
To evaluate the impact of body mass index (BMI) on high blood pressure among obese children and adolescents in western region, Saudi Arabia.  Methods: Cross-sectional data were obtained from 306 (female: 140, male: 166) child, between August 2016 and March 2017. A questioner was filled by health professionals at ambulatory pediatric clinic followed by waist-hip circumference, height, weight, and blood pressure measurement. Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) were adjusted to gender, height, and age...
January 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324787/association-of-sex-hormones-with-physical-laboratory-and-imaging-markers-of-anthropometry-in-men-and-women-from-the-general-population
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Tom Seyfart, Nele Friedrich, Hanna Kische, Robin Bülow, Henri Wallaschofski, Henry Völzke, Matthias Nauck, Brian G Keevil, Robin Haring
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association of sex hormones with anthropometry in a large population-based cohort, with liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LCMS)-based sex hormone measurements and imaging markers. STUDY DESIGN/MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Cross-sectional data from 957 men and women from the population-based Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP) were used. Associations of a comprehensive panel of LCMS-measured sex hormones with anthropometric parameters, laboratory, and imaging markers were analyzed in multivariable regression models for the full sample and stratified by sex...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321674/body-mass-index-waist-circumference-and-waist-to-height-ratio-for-prediction-of-multiple-metabolic-risk-factors-in-chinese-elderly-population
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Zhan Gu, Dong Li, Huayu He, Jianying Wang, Xiaojuan Hu, Peihua Zhang, Yanlong Hong, Baocheng Liu, Lei Zhang, Guang Ji
The purpose of this study was to compare the predictive ability of five obesity indices, including body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), waist-to-hip ratio (WHpR) and body adiposity index (BAI), to predict multiple non-adipose metabolic risk factors, including elevated blood pressure (BP), elevated fasting plasma glucose (FPG), elevated triglyceride (TG), reduced high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), elevated serum uric acid (SUA) and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), in an elderly Chinese population...
January 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316612/association-between-diet-quality-scores-adiposity-total-cholesterol-and-markers-of-nutritional-status-in-european-adults-findings-from-the-food4me-study
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Rosalind Fallaize, Katherine M Livingstone, Carlos Celis-Morales, Anna L Macready, Rodrigo San-Cristobal, Santiago Navas-Carretero, Cyril F M Marsaux, Clare B O'Donovan, Silvia Kolossa, George Moschonis, Marianne C Walsh, Eileen R Gibney, Lorraine Brennan, Jildau Bouwman, Yannis Manios, Miroslaw Jarosz, J Alfredo Martinez, Hannelore Daniel, Wim H M Saris, Thomas E Gundersen, Christian A Drevon, Michael J Gibney, John C Mathers, Julie A Lovegrove
Diet-quality scores (DQS), which are developed across the globe, are used to define adherence to specific eating patterns and have been associated with risk of coronary heart disease and type-II diabetes. We explored the association between five diet-quality scores (Healthy Eating Index, HEI; Alternate Healthy Eating Index, AHEI; MedDietScore, MDS; PREDIMED Mediterranean Diet Score, P-MDS; Dutch Healthy Diet-Index, DHDI) and markers of metabolic health (anthropometry, objective physical activity levels (PAL), and dried blood spot total cholesterol (TC), total carotenoids, and omega-3 index) in the Food4Me cohort, using regression analysis...
January 6, 2018: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314270/association-of-leptin-with-disease-severity-and-inflammation-indicators-in-chinese-obese-children-with-allergic-rhinitis
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Wenlong Liu, Qingxiang Zeng, Lifeng Zhou, Renzhong Luo, Haipeng Dong
BACKGROUND: The prevalence of both obesity and allergic diseases in children has increased over the last several decades. However, the direct relationship between diverse allergic diseases and obesity has varied in different studies. Therefore, we aimed to examine the effect of obesity on the incidence and severity of allergic rhinitis (AR) and the possible key inflammation mediators during AR. METHODS: A total of 3,126 healthy students (without chronic diseases) were recruited from 14 randomly selected secondary schools in Guangzhou, China...
January 4, 2018: Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310971/the-relationship-of-health-food-literacy-and-salt-awareness-to-daily-sodium-and-potassium-intake-among-a-workplace-population-in-switzerland
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X Luta, S Hayoz, C Gréa Krause, K Sommerhalder, E Roos, P Strazzullo, S Beer-Borst
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: High sodium (Na) and low potassium (K) intake are associated with hypertension and CVD risk. This study explored the associations of health literacy (HL), food literacy (FL), and salt awareness with salt intake, K intake, and Na/K ratio in a workplace intervention trial in Switzerland. METHODS AND RESULTS: The study acquired baseline data from 141 individuals, mean age 44.6 years. Na and K intake were estimated from a single 24-h urine collection...
November 13, 2017: Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases: NMCD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310740/predicting-cardiometabolic-disturbances-from-waist-to-height-ratio-findings-from-the-brazilian-longitudinal-study-of-adult-health-elsa-brasil-baseline
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Marcelo Castanheira, Dóra Chor, José Uéleres Braga, Letícia de Oliveira Cardoso, Rosane Härter Griep, Maria Del Carmen Bisi Molina, Maria de Jesus Mendes da Fonseca
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) in predicting cardiometabolic outcomes and compare cut-off points for Brazilian adults. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. WHtR areas under the curve (AUC) were compared with those for BMI, waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). The outcomes of interest were hypertension, diabetes, hypertriacylglycerolaemia and presence of at least two components of metabolic syndrome (≥2 MetS)...
January 9, 2018: Public Health Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310649/multi-parametric-muscle-and-fat-correlation-of-computed-tomography-parameters-to-outcomes-in-a-total-hip-arthroplasty-population
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Michael A Heffler, Ryan Barlow, Yin Xi, Daichi Hayashi, Hayden Box, Michael Huo, Avneesh Chhabra
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional imaging is not currently used in planning Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). The aim of our study is to determine correlations between CT parameters and outcomes following THA. METHODS: A prospective registry of patients who underwent total joint arthroplasty was reviewed for patients who: (1) underwent THA, (2) had a CT between 1 year before and 6 months after surgery, and (3) completed perioperative WOMAC and Harris Hip Score (HHS) questionnaires...
January 8, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310621/common-risk-indicators-for-oral-diseases-and-obesity-in-12-year-olds-a-south-pacific-cross-sectional-study
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Stéphanie Tubert-Jeannin, Hélène Pichot, Bernard Rouchon, Bruno Pereira, Martine Hennequin
BACKGROUND: Despite the increasing need to prevent obesity and oral diseases in adolescents worldwide, few studies have investigated the link existing between these conditions and their common risk factors. This study aims to evaluate the oral health and weight status of New Caledonian Children (aged 6,9,12 years) and to identify, amongst 12-year-olds, risk indicators that may characterize the groups of children affected by oral diseases, obesity or both diseases. METHODS: This survey evaluated in 2011-2012 the oral health and stature-weight status and related risk indicators in a national representative sample of 6, 9 and 12 years-old children in New Caledonia...
January 8, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29306717/body-fat-percentage-is-better-than-indicators-of-weight-status-to-identify-children-and-adolescents-with-unfavorable-lipid-profile
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Polyana Romano Oliosa, Divanei Zaniqueli, Rafael de Oliveira Alvim, Miriam Carmo Rodrigues Barbosa, José Geraldo Mill
OBJECTIVE: To assess whether the indicators of weight status body mass index and waist-to-height ratio are similar to body fat percentage to identify obese children and adolescents with unfavorable lipid profile. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional study involving 840 children and adolescents (6-18 years). The same individuals were classified as non-obese (<P95) or obese (≥P95) according to body fat percentage and indicators of weight status, body mass index, and waist-to-height ratio...
January 4, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290362/early-cardiac-abnormalities-in-obese-children-and-their-relationship-with-adiposity
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María Mercedes Rodicio, Vanessa Domenech de Miguel, María Guinda Jiménez, Secundino Cigarrán Guldrís, María Montserrat López Franco, Ana Estany Gestal, María L Couce, María Rosaura Leis Trabazo
OBJECTIVES: Childhood obesity rates are increasing as well as chronic disease and cardiovascular risk factors for patients at young ages. In this study, we evaluate the correlation between cardiac parameters, body mass index (BMI), and other body composition indicators in children and adolescents. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study, we evaluated anthropometric measurements, bioelectrical impedance parameters, and echocardiographic measurements including the left ventricular mass (LVM), LVM index (LVMI), and left atrial diameter (LAD) in children and adolescents ages 7 to 15 y...
February 2018: Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290033/effects-of-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-on-cardiovascular-outcomes-in-pediatric-kidney-transplant-recipients-a-longitudinal-study
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Kristen Sgambat, Sarah Clauss, K Y Lei, Juizhou Song, Shaik O Rahaman, Margaret Lasota, Asha Moudgil
BACKGROUND: Obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS) are common after kidney transplantation, but their contribution to adverse cardiovascular (CV) outcomes in children are not well known. A prospective, controlled, longitudinal cohort study was conducted to investigate the effects of obesity and MS on left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and myocardial strain in pediatric kidney transplant recipients. METHODS: Transplant recipients (n = 42) had anthropometrics [body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio], biochemical parameters (fasting glucose, lipid panel, HbA1c%), and echocardiogram with speckle tracking analysis for strain measured at 1, 18, and 30 months post-transplant...
December 30, 2017: Pediatric Nephrology: Journal of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285443/cardiovascular-risk-factors-in-children-and-adolescents-with-subclinical-hypothyroidism
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Yogesh Yadav, Uma Kaimal Saikia, Dipti Sarma, Manoj Hazarika
Background: Subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) is a commonly encountered entity in day-to-day clinical practice and has been associated with adverse cardiovascular risk profile in adults and children. Data on children and adolescents with SCH, from India, are limited. Materials and Methods: This study was a cross-sectional case-control study, conducted at a tertiary care center in Northeast India. Twenty-seven children and adolescents aged 11 ± 2.4 years with SCH and thyroid-stimulating hormone >7...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285438/neck-circumference-as-a-marker-of-overweight-and-obesity-and-cutoff-values-for-bangladeshi-adults
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Nazmul Kabir Qureshi, Tanjina Hossain, Mohammed Imrul Hassan, Nazma Akter, Md Mubinur Rahman, Moushumi Moriam Sultana, S M Ashrafuzzaman, Zafar Ahmed Latif
Objective: There are several methods of assessing overweight and obesity. Several studies conducted in different populations indicate that neck circumference (NC) can be used as a simple measure of overweight and obesity. This study was conducted to evaluate NC as a marker of overweight and obesity and to determine respective cutoff values for Bangladeshi male and female participants. Research Design/Materials and Methods: This cross-sectional observational study was conducted with during July 2013-June 2014 among randomly selected 871 Bangladeshi participants (male = 496 [56...
November 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29282765/relationships-between-total-testicular-volume-reproductive-parameters-and-surrogate-measures-of-adiposity-in-men-presenting-for-couple-s-infertility
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K Ehala-Aleksejev, M Punab
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationships between total testicular volume (TTV), reproductive parameters and adiposity measures: body mass index, waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio. Semen analysis was performed, and reproductive hormone levels were measured in 2,672 male patients (mean age 32.6) due to couple's infertility. Significant, positive correlations between semen parameters and the TTV were found. Gonadotrophins were negatively related to the TTV, and testosterone was not related to the TTV...
December 28, 2017: Andrologia
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