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Sarah Aparecida Vieira, Andréia Queiroz Ribeiro, Helen Hermana Miranda Hermsdorff, Patrícia Feliciano Pereira, Silvia Eloiza Priore, Sylvia do Carmo Castro Franceschini
OBJECTIVE: To identify a low-cost abdominal adiposity index that has a higher accuracy in predicting excess weight in children aged four to seven years old. METHODS: A cross-sectional study with a sample of 257 children aged 4 to 7 years old. Indicators of abdominal adiposity assessed were: waist circumference (WC), waist-to-height ratio (WHR) and central fat percentage (measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry - DEXA). Overweight children were classified using body mass index by age (BMI/age)...
November 17, 2017: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165104/simple-reaction-time-and-obesity-in-children-whether-there-is-a-relationship
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Akbar Moradi, Samad Esmaeilzadeh
OBJECTIVE: Reaction time (RT) testing is one of the oldest diagnostic methods used in modern psychology, and is known as simple and sensitive cognitive test. It has been recently reported that RT is related to obesity in young, adult and elderly individuals. However, most of the studies included small sample of participants, used just body mass index (BMI) as body obesity index, and did not consider some potential confounders such as age, socioeconomic status and physical activity in their studies...
March 14, 2017: Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29161230/long-term-exposure-to-transportation-noise-in-relation-to-development-of-obesity-a-cohort-study
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Andrei Pyko, Charlotta Eriksson, Tomas Lind, Natalya Mitkovskaya, Alva Wallas, Mikael Ögren, Claes-Göran Östenson, Göran Pershagen
BACKGROUND: Exposure to transportation noise is widespread and has been associated with obesity in some studies. However, the evidence from longitudinal studies is limited and little is known about effects of combined exposure to different noise sources. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this longitudinal study was to estimate the association between exposure to noise from road traffic, railways, or aircraft and the development of obesity markers. METHODS: We assessed individual long-term exposure to road traffic, railway, and aircraft noise based on residential histories in a cohort of 5,184 men and women from Stockholm County...
November 20, 2017: Environmental Health Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156862/the-prevalence-of-abdominal-obesity-is-remarkable-for-underweight-and-normal-weight-adolescent-girls
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Nilüfer Acar Tek, Nevin Şanlıer, Duygu Türközü
Background/aim: Obesity is a global public health challenge. This study was carried out in order to determine the prevalence of obesity and abdominal obesity in Turkish adolescent girls. Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in a total of 1111 adolescent girls aged 12?18 years. The subjects were classified into four groups: underweight, normal, overweight, and obese. Abdominal obesity was defined according to waist circumference (WC) ≥ 90th percentile for Turkish adolescent population references (12-17 years) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) ≥ 0...
August 23, 2017: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153557/cardiovascular-risk-and-obesity-in-sleep-apnea-syndrome-assessed-with-the-stop-bang-questionnaire
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María Teófila Vicente-Herrero, Luisa Capdevila García, María Del Carmen Bellido Cambrón, María Victoria Ramírez Iñiguez de la Torre, Silvia Lladosa Marco
INTRODUCTION: Sleep disorders include a number of different processes, of which the most prevalent is the sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome (SAHS). Prevalence of SAHS has increased worldwide, and has a significant social and health impact because of the increased cardiometabolic risk attributed to obesity and the associated metabolic syndrome. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional epidemiological study of 1110 workers from public service companies in the Spanish Mediterranean area (Balearic Islands and Valencian Community) was conducted between January and December 2015...
November 15, 2017: Endocrinología, diabetes y nutrición
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151255/weight-disorders-in-short-children
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Paweł Tomaszewski, Anna Majcher, Katarzyna Milde, Romuald Stupnicki
This study aimed to determine the degree of adiposity and prevalence of weight disorders in short children and to assess relationships between selected birth parameters and actual body fat content and body mass indicators. The study encompassed 85 girls and 97 boys, aged 7-14 years, with height below the 10th centile of the age and sex standard. In addition, 609 normal-height children (height between 25th and 75th centile) served as a comparison group. The children underwent measurements of body mass and height, skinfold thickness, and waist circumference...
November 19, 2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144884/adiposity-and-asthma-in-a-nationwide-study-of-children-and-adults-in-the-united-states
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Erick Forno, Yueh-Ying Han, Ingrid M Libman, Radhika H Muzumdar, Juan C Celedón
RATIONALE: While obesity has been associated with asthma, body mass index (BMI) is suboptimal to fully characterize adiposity. OBJECTIVES: We examined the relation between adiposity and asthma in a large sample of the U.S. population, using indices defined by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). METHODS: We analyzed data from 8,886 children (aged 8-19 years) and 12,795 adults (aged 20-69 years) from the 2001-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)...
November 16, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143718/prediction-of-a-new-body-shape-index-and-body-adiposity-estimator-for-development-of-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-the-rural-chinese-cohort-study
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Chengyi Han, Yu Liu, Xizhuo Sun, Xinping Luo, Lu Zhang, Bingyuan Wang, Yongcheng Ren, Junmei Zhou, Yang Zhao, Dongdong Zhang, Xuejiao Liu, Ming Zhang, Dongsheng Hu
To compare the ability of a body shape index (ABSI) and body adiposity estimator (BAE) to BMI, waist circumference (WC) and waist:height ratio (WHtR) for predicting development of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in rural adult Chinese. The prospective cohort study included 11 687 eligible participants who were free of T2DM at baseline. The risk of new-onset T2DM for ABSI, BAE, BMI, WC and WHtR quintiles was estimated by Cox proportional-hazards regression at follow-up. We also compared the power of ABSI and BAE to BMI, WC and WHtR for predicting the development of T2DM...
November 16, 2017: British Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141331/-correlation-between-percentage-of-body-fat-and-simple-anthropometric-parameters-in-children-aged-6-9-years-in-guangzhou
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H C Yan, Y T Hao, Y F Guo, Y H Wei, J H Zhang, G P Huang, L M Mao, Z Q Zhang
Objective: To evaluate the accuracy of simple anthropometric parameters in diagnosing obesity in children in Guangzhou. Methods: A cross-sectional study, including 465 children aged 6-9 years, was carried out in Guangzhou. Their body height and weight, waist circumference (WC) and hip circumference were measured according to standard procedure. Body mass index (BMI), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) were calculated. Body fat percentage (BF%) was determined by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry...
November 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136711/-the-optimal-cutoff-value-of-waist-to-height-ratio-in-chinese-based-on-cardiovascular-risk-and-metabolic-disease
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A H Jia, S Y Xu, J Ming, J Zhou, W C Zhang, P R Hao, Q H Ji
Objective: Waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), a measurement of the distribution of body fat, correlated with abdominal obesity indicating that it might be a better predictor of cardiovascular risk and metabolic disease. We, therefore, evaluated optimal WHtR cutoff points according to the risk of framingham risk score (FRS) and metabolic syndrome (MS) in Chinese. Methods: The subjects were from China National Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Survey during 2007-2008. Receiver operating characteristic analysis was used to examine the optimal cutoff values of WHtR according to the risk of FRS and MS...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134974/differences-in-physical-physiological-and-motor-performance-traits-between-volleyball-and-basketball-athletes-in-a-university-in-ghana
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A Obour, M O Moses, B Baffour-Awuah, B Asamoah, P K Sarpong, F Osei, L G Akwa, E J Appiah
Physical, physiological and motor performance traits play substantial role in both volleyball (VB) and basketball(BB) competitions. The differences in these traits among University athletes in Ghana have not been reported. Hence, thisstudy documents and compares the physical, physiological and motor performance traits of VB and BB university athletes.Purposive sampling technique involving thirty-five university athletes (24 males and 11 females) with mean age of 21.77 ±2.03years was used. Height, weightn, waist and hip circumferences, waist to hip ratio (WHR), body mass index (BMI), heartrate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), shoulder muscular endurance (SME), abdominal muscular endurance (AME), left and right Arm Strength, Leg Power, Reaction time, Agility and Speed traits were measured...
June 30, 2017: Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences: Official Publication of the Physiological Society of Nigeria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130700/-dissatisfaction-with-body-image-and-its-relation-to-nutritional-status-cardiometabolic-risk-and-cardiorespiratory-capacity-in-public-school-children
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Pedro Antonio Delgado Floody, Cristian Martínez Salazar, Felipe Caamaño Navarrete, Daniel Jerez Mayorga, Aldo Osorio Poblete, Felipe García Pinillos, Pedro Latorre Román
INTRODUCTION: The increase in abdominal fat and excess weight are related to dissatisfaction with body image, which nowadays is highly prevalent nationally and internationally. AIM: The purpose of the study was to relate dissatisfaction levels to body image, nutritional status, cardiometabolic risk and cardiorespiratory capacity in pre-adolescent students. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three hundred and thirty-nine students participated in the study, 165 girls (11...
October 24, 2017: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130294/food-insecurity-increases-the-odds-of-obesity-among-iranian-women-a-population-based-study-of-northwestern-iran
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Leila Nikniaz, Jafar S Tabrizi, Homayoun Sadeghi-Bazargani, Mostafa Farahbakhsh, Zeinab Nikniaz
AIM: The main objective of the present study was to evaluate the association between obesity and food security status. The sample comprised of Iranian adults with an age range of 15-64 years. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study (n = 1277), the short form of the Household Food Security Scale was used to determine food security status. Height, weight and waist and hip circumferences were measured, and body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio and conicity index (CI) were also calculated...
November 2017: Nutrition & Dietetics: the Journal of the Dietitians Association of Australia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127769/relation-between-circulating-oxidized-ldl-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-with-obesity-the-role-of-hypertriglyceridemic-waist-phenotype
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Valeria Calcaterra, Rachele De Giuseppe, Ginevra Biino, Melissa Mantelli, Sonia Marchini, Giulia Bendotti, Alexandra Madè, Maria Antonietta Avanzini, Chiara Montalbano, Gianguido Cossellu, Daniela Larizza, Hellas Cena
BACKGROUND: The association between oxidative stress (OS) and metabolic syndrome (MetS) has been reported in adults. We analyzed the relation between circulating oxidized low-density lipoproteins (Ox-LDL) and MetS in pediatric ages in order to define whether plasma Ox-LDL levels are correlated to obesity and whether oxidative damage, using serum Ox-LDL levels as a proxy, are associated with MetS. METHODS: We enrolled 178 children (11.8±2.6 years). On the basis of a body mass index (BMI) threshold, the subjects were classified as: normal weight BMI <75th percentile; overweight BMI 75-97th percentile; obese BMI >97th percentile...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124045/dietary-diversity-score-and-its-related-factors-among-employees-of-kermanshah-university-of-medical-sciences
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Seyed Mostafa Nachvak, Hadi Abdollahzad, Roghayeh Mostafai, Shima Moradi, Yahya Pasdar, Mansour Rezaei, Soudabeh Esksndari
Dietary diversity score (DDS) is known as an indicator of food quality. Dietary diversity can promote health status. The aim of this study was determined DDS and its related factors in Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS) employees. This cross-sectional study was conducted on 190 employees of KUMS in 2015. According to the population of KUMS centers which were selected randomly (Paramedical, Public Health faculties, Imam Reza Hospital and province health center), subjects were selected by convenience sampling method...
October 2017: Clinical Nutrition Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122344/obesity-mediated-the-association-of-exposure-to-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbon-with-risk-of-cardiovascular-events
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Wenjun Yin, Jian Hou, Tian Xu, Juan Cheng, Pei Li, Lin Wang, Youjian Zhang, Xian Wang, Chen Hu, Cheng Huang, Zhiqiang Yu, Jing Yuan
Exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) could cause high blood pressure (BP) and increased risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). However, the mechanisms underlying the relationship between them were unclear. We investigated potential mediation effect of obesity on the association of exposure to PAHs with high BP and increased risk for ASCVD. In the repeated measures study, 106 community-dwelling residents in Wuhan, China finished the physical examination in the winter and summer seasons, eight urinary PAHs metabolites were measured...
November 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117621/gender-differences-in-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-in-metabolically-healthy-normal-weight-adults-with-central-obesity
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Katarína Šebeková, Melinda Csongová, Radana Gurecká, Zora Krivošíková, Jozef Šebek
We investigated whether metabolically healthy normal weight adults with central obesity display worse cardiometabolic profile compared with their centrally lean counterparts. This retrospective, cross-sectional study, comprised 1 135 subjects (64% females) aged 18-to-81 years, presenting ≤2 components of metabolic syndrome. They were classified as centrally lean (waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)<0.5 and waist circumference<80 cm in females and<94 cm in males) or presenting central obesity (WHtR ≥0...
November 8, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Endocrinology & Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116305/evaluation-of-waist-to-height-ratio-as-a-predictor-of-insulin-resistance-in-non-diabetic-obese-individuals-a-cross-sectional-study
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Giovana Jamar, Flávio Rossi de Almeida, Antonio Gagliardi, Marianna Ribeiro Sobral, Chao Tsai Ping, Evandro Sperandio, Marcelo Romiti, Rodolfo Arantes, Victor Zuniga Dourado
BACKGROUND: Insulin resistance (IR) and progressive pancreatic β-cell dysfunction have been identified as the two fundamental features in the pathogenesis of obesity and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. We aimed to investigate correlations between anthropometric indices of obesity and IR in non-diabetic obese individuals, and the cutoff value from receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve analysis. DESIGN AND SETTING: Cross-sectional study conducted in a private clinic...
November 6, 2017: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116126/development-of-multivariable-models-to-predict-change-in-body-mass-index-within-a-clinical-trial-population-of-psychotic-individuals
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Rebecca N S Harrison, Fiona Gaughran, Robin M Murray, Sang Hyuck Lee, Jose Paya Cano, David Dempster, Charles J Curtis, Danai Dima, Hamel Patel, Simone de Jong, Gerome Breen
Many antipsychotics promote weight gain, which can lead to non-compliance and relapse of psychosis. By developing models that accurately identify individuals at greater risk of weight gain, clinicians can make informed treatment decisions and target intervention measures. We examined clinical, genetic and expression data for 284 individuals with psychosis derived from a previously published randomised controlled trial (IMPACT). These data were used to develop regression and classification models predicting change in Body Mass Index (BMI) over one year...
November 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115154/predictive-capacity-and-cutoff-value-of-waist-to-height-ratio-in-the-incidence-of-metabolic-syndrome
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Manuel Romero-Saldaña, Francisco J Fuentes-Jiménez, Manuel Vaquero-Abellán, Carlos Álvarez-Fernández, María Dolores Aguilera-López, Guillermo Molina-Recio
The purpose of this study was to compare the predictive ability of waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) compared with other anthropometric indicators in the incidence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and to propose cutoff values for its early detection in nursing practice. A longitudinal cohort study was conducted on a sample of 630 workers (137 exposed and 493 nonexposed), free of MetS at baseline. WHtR was compared with body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and the percentage of body fat (BF%). In the Cox regression, the adjusted values of hazard ratio (HR) were 5...
November 1, 2017: Clinical Nursing Research
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