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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791682/body-dissatisfaction-physical-activity-and-sedentary-behavior-in-female-adolescents
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Valter Paulo Neves Miranda, Núbia Sousa de Morais, Eliane Rodrigues de Faria, Paulo Roberto Dos Santos Amorim, João Carlos Bouzas Marins, Sylvia do Carmo Castro Franceschini, Paula Costa Teixeira, Silvia Eloiza Priore
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the association of body image with physical activity level, body composition, and sedentary behavior (SB) of female adolescents. METHODS: Exploratory cross-sectional study conducted with 120 female adolescents aged between 14-19 years, from the city of Viçosa, Minas Gerais, Southeast Brazil. Body image was evaluated with a Body Silhouette Scale (BSS) and a Body Shape Questionnaire (BSQ). Weight, height, and waist circumference values were analyzed, as well as the waist-to-height ratio and body fat percentage...
May 21, 2018: Revista Paulista de Pediatria: Orgão Oficial da Sociedade de Pediatria de São Paulo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790467/prevalence-of-abdominal-obesity-and-excess-weight-among-portuguese-children-and-why-abdominal-obesity-should-be-included-in-clinical-practice
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Daniela Rodrigues, Cristina Padez, Aristides M Machado-Rodrigues
INTRODUCTION: Central adiposity in children has increased to a higher degree than general adiposity however it is not a routine measurement in clinical practice. We aimed to estimate the prevalence of overweight, obesity, and abdominal fat distribution and observe the prevalence of abdominal obesity among non-obese 6-10-year-old children. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Weight, height, and waist circumference were measured in a sample of 793 children (408 girls). International Obesity Task Force cut-offs were used to define overweight and obesity...
March 29, 2018: Acta Médica Portuguesa
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789165/-study-of-obesity-in-a-rural-children-population-and-its-relationship-with-anthropometric-variables
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Manuel Vaquero-Álvarez, Manuel Romero-Saldaña, Joaquin Valle-Alonso, Francisco Jesús Llorente Cantarero, Isabel María Blancas-Sánchez, Francisco Javier Fonseca Del Pozo
GOALS: To know the prevalence of obesity in primary and secondary school students, and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of anthropometric variables for its detection. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. LOCATION: Rural area of Córdoba. In the year 2014. PARTICIPANTS: Student population. A stratified sampling was performed according to age, gender and educational centers. A total of 323 students from 6 to 16 years were included in the study, all parents had signed informed consent...
May 19, 2018: Atencion Primaria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783137/body-composition-as-a-predictor-of-physical-performance-in-older-age-a-ten-year-follow-up-of-the-helsinki-birth-cohort-study
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Tuija M Mikkola, Mikaela B von Bonsdorff, Minna K Salonen, Mika Simonen, Pertti Pohjolainen, Clive Osmond, Mia-Maria Perälä, Taina Rantanen, Eero Kajantie, Johan G Eriksson
BACKGROUND: This study assessed how different measures of body composition predict physical performance ten years later among older adults. METHODS: The participants were 1076 men and women aged 57 to 70 years. Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and body composition (bioelectrical impedance analysis) were measured at baseline and physical performance (Senior Fitness Test) ten years later. Linear regression analyses were adjusted for age, education, smoking, duration of the follow-up and physical activity...
May 14, 2018: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779969/increased-malondialdehyde-vs-reduced-sirtuin-1-in-relation-with-adiposity-atherogenicity-and-hematological-indices-in-metabolic-syndrome-patients-with-and-without-prediabetes
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Samar Abu Rkhaya, Nailya Bulatova, Violet Kasabri, Randa Naffa, Reema Alquoqa
BACKGROUND: Sirtuin 1 (SIRT 1) and malondialdehyde (MDA) were implicated in metabolic syndrome (MetS) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) pathophysiology. AIMS AND METHODS: This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate both SIRT 1 and MDA in 30 lean healthy control, 31 normoglycemic MetS subjects and 30 MetS-Pre/T2DM drug naïve. C orrelation studies were established for both biomarkers with adiposity indices [conicity index (CI), waist circumference (WC), weight-to-height (WHtR) ratio, weight-to-hip (WHR) ratio, hip circumference (HC), and body adiposity index (BAI)], hematological indices [red cell distribution width (RDW), mean platelet volume (MPV), platelet-to-lymphcyte ratio (PLR), neutrophil-to-lymphocyte ratio (NLR), monocyte-to-lymphocyte ratio (MLR)] and atherogenicity indices (atherogenicity index of plasma (AIP = log10 TG/HDL-C ratio), TC/HDL-C and LDL-C/HDL-C ratios]...
May 15, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779870/central-adiposity-markers-plasma-lipid-profile-and-cardiometabolic-risk-prediction-in-overweight-obese-individuals
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Rocco Barazzoni, Gianluca Gortan Cappellari, Annamaria Semolic, Mario Ius, Michela Zanetti, Antonio Gabrielli, Pierandrea Vinci, Gianfranco Guarnieri, Giorgio Simon
BACKGROUND: Waist circumference (WC) is the currently recommended marker of central fat for cardiometabolic risk screening. Alternative surrogate markers have been recently proposed to better reflect the metabolic impact of central fat accumulation per se, based on WC normalization by height (Weight-to-Height Ratio - WtoH; Body Roundness Index - BRI) or body mass index (BMI) without (A Body Shape Index - ABSI) or with inclusion of plasma triglyceride and HDL-cholesterol concentrations (Visceral Adiposity Index - VAI)...
May 8, 2018: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775746/anthropometric-measurements-and-mortality-in-frail-older-adults
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Jonathan F Easton, Christopher R Stephens, Heriberto Román-Sicilia, Matteo Cesari, Mario Ulises Pérez-Zepeda
BACKGROUND: As the number of older adults increases, so does the number of frail older adults. Although anthropometry has been widely used as a way to stratify the overall mortality risk of a person, the significance of these measurements becomes blurred in the case of frail older adults who have changes in body composition. Therefore, the aim of this study is to determine the association of anthropometric measurements (body mass index, knee-adjusted height body mass index, waist-to-hip ratio and calf circumference) with mortality risk in a group of older Mexican adults...
May 15, 2018: Experimental Gerontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773697/which-anthropometric-measures-best-indicate-type-2-diabetes-among-russian-somali-and-kurdish-origin-migrants-in-finland-a-cross-sectional-study
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Natalia Skogberg, Tiina Laatikainen, Annamari Lundqvist, Eero Lilja, Tommi Härkänen, Päivikki Koponen
OBJECTIVES: To compare the performance of body mass index (BMI), waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) in detecting type 2 diabetes among Russian, Somali and Kurdish (born in Iraq/Iran) origin migrants and Finns. DESIGN AND PARTICIPANTS: Cross-sectional study comparing health examination survey data of Russian, Somali and Kurdish origin migrants (n=917) aged 30-64 years who took part in the Migrant Health and Wellbeing Survey with the general Finnish population in the Health 2011 Survey (n=887)...
May 17, 2018: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772342/is-local-or-central-adiposity-more-strongly-associated-with-incident-knee-osteoarthritis-than-the-body-mass-index-in-men-or-women
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Adam G Culvenor, David T Felson, Wolfgang Wirth, Torben Dannhauer, Felix Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether central (abdominal) or peripheral (thigh) adiposity measures are associated with incident radiographic knee osteoarthritis (RKOA) independent of body mass index (BMI) and whether their relation to RKOA was stronger than that of BMI. DESIGN: 161 Osteoarthritis Initiative participants (62% female) with incident RKOA (Kellgren/Lawrence grade 0/1 at baseline, developing an osteophyte and joint space narrowing grade ≥1 by year-4) were matched to 186 controls (58% female) without incident RKOA...
May 14, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770358/association-of-central-obesity-with-sex-hormonebinding-globulin-a-cross-sectional-study-of-1166-chinese-men
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Fangwei Liu, Xubo Shen, Ruifeng Wang, Na Yu, Yongjun Shi, Shimin Xiong, Chengliang Xiong, Yuanzhong Zhou
Background Both sex hormone-binding globulin and central obesity have been found to be associated with metabolic and cardiovascular diseases. However, the direct relation between sex hormone-binding globulin and central obesity has not been demonstrated. Methodology We performed a cross-sectional study of 1166 male participants from Zunyi, Guizhou, western China, in 2013. Each participant completed a questionnaire and had a brief clinical exam with a fasting blood sample taken. All blood samples underwent standard laboratory testing for sex hormone-binding globulin...
2018: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763369/adipose-y5r-mrna-is-higher-in-obese-than-non-obese-humans-and-is-correlated-with-obesity-parameters
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Saimai Chatree, Chantacha Sitticharoon, Pailin Maikaew, Panapat Uawithya, Supornpim Chearskul
Neuropeptide Y is mainly expressed in the central nervous system to regulate food intake via its receptors, Y receptors, and in various peripheral tissues including adipose tissue. The objectives of this study were to compare Y5R mRNA and adipocyte parameters consisting of area, width, height, and perimeter either between obese and non-obese subjects or between subcutaneous and visceral fat as well as to compare between NPY, Y1R, Y2R, and Y5R mRNA expressions in subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissues. In subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissues, Y5R was greater in obese than in non-obese humans (both P < 0...
May 2018: Experimental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760457/global-genetic-differentiation-of-complex-traits-shaped-by-natural-selection-in-humans
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Jing Guo, Yang Wu, Zhihong Zhu, Zhili Zheng, Maciej Trzaskowski, Jian Zeng, Matthew R Robinson, Peter M Visscher, Jian Yang
There are mean differences in complex traits among global human populations. We hypothesize that part of the phenotypic differentiation is due to natural selection. To address this hypothesis, we assess the differentiation in allele frequencies of trait-associated SNPs among African, Eastern Asian, and European populations for ten complex traits using data of large sample size (up to ~405,000). We show that SNPs associated with height ([Formula: see text]), waist-to-hip ratio ([Formula: see text]), and schizophrenia ([Formula: see text]) are significantly more differentiated among populations than matched "control" SNPs, suggesting that these trait-associated SNPs have undergone natural selection...
May 14, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756980/alteration-of-inflammatory-adipokines-after-four-months-of-smoking-abstinence-in-multidisciplinary-intervention-program
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Mayla Cardoso Fernandes Toffolo, Arthur Da Silva Gomes, Henriqueta Vieira Van Keulen, Maira Barros Louro, Flávia Márcia Castro E Silva, Sheila Cristina Potente Dutra Luquetti, Aline Silva de Aguiar, Ana Paula Ferreira
BACKGROUND: many endocrine-metabolic changes are involved in smoking. OBJECTIVES: to evaluate serum concentrations of inflammatory adipokines in smokers at baseline and after four months of treatment for smoking cessation. METHODS: the serum concentrations of inflammatory cytokines were evaluated in smokers and abstinent. Nutritional assessment was based on measurements of body weight, height, and waist circumference (WC), to calculate body mass index (BMI), body adiposity index (BAI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)...
February 27, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756970/critical-overview-of-current-anthropometric-methods-in-comparison-with-a-new-index-to-make-early-detection-of-overweight-in-spanish-university-students-the-normalized-weight-adjusted-index
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Guillermo Doménech-Asensi, Carlos Gómez-Gallego, Gaspar Ros-Berruezo, Francisco Javier García-Alonso, Manuel Canteras-Jordana
BACKGROUND: overweight and obesity have been increasing, and university students are an important target for prevention programs. Previous studies have reported differences in the diagnosis between different anthropometric methods, so some students can be misclassified depending on the method used. OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the efficacy of different anthropometric methods to detect those university students in a probable status of overweight, including a comparison with a new proposed method, the normalized weight-adjusted index (NWAI)...
March 1, 2018: Nutrición Hospitalaria: Organo Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Nutrición Parenteral y Enteral
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754574/anthropometric-measures-as-fitness-indicators-in-primary-school-children-the-health-oriented-pedagogical-project-hopp
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Asgeir Mamen, Per Morten Fredriksen
AIMS: As children's fitness continues to decline, frequent and systematic monitoring of fitness is important. Easy-to-use and low-cost methods with acceptable accuracy are essential in screening situations. This study aimed to investigate how the measurements of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) relate to selected measurements of fitness in children. METHODS: A total of 1731 children from grades 1 to 6 were selected who had a complete set of height, body mass, running performance, handgrip strength and muscle mass measurements...
May 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754573/waist-circumference-in-6-12-year-old-children-the-health-oriented-pedagogical-project-hopp
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Per Morten Fredriksen, Angelica Skår, Asgeir Mamen
AIMS: With overweight and obesity increasing worldwide, it has become ever more important to monitor the development and distribution of adiposity in children. This study investigated how the measurements of waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) in children 6-12 years old relate to earlier studies. METHODS: In 2015, 2271 children (boys, n = 1150) were measured for height, weight, and WC. Parental education level was used as a measure of socioeconomic status...
May 2018: Scandinavian Journal of Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752165/hypertension-and-its-correlate-with-general-and-central-adiposity-a-study-among-urban-population-of-delhi
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Meenal Dhall, Kshetrimayum Surmala Devi, Nilupher, Urvashi Gupta, Renu Tyagi, Satwanti Kapoor
AIM: Study aims to assess the association of various adiposity markers with blood pressure levels. STUDY DESIGN: The present study was a cross-sectional study conducted in Delhi. A total of 568 (males- 250, females- 318) participants aged 20-55 years were enrolled for the study. RESULT: Mean height (167.35 ± 7.59) and weight (73.76 ± 15.08) was found to be significantly higher in males. Mean values of minimum waist circumference (183...
May 5, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747603/prevalence-of-general-and-abdominal-obesity-in-portugal-comprehensive-results-from-the-national-food-nutrition-and-physical-activity-survey-2015-2016
#18
Andreia Oliveira, Joana Araújo, Milton Severo, Daniela Correia, Elisabete Ramos, Duarte Torres, Carla Lopes
BACKGROUND: This study includes, for the first time, estimates of general and abdominal obesity prevalence for all ages of the Portuguese population, using common standardized methodologies. Results are compared by sex, age groups, educational level and geographical regions. METHODS: Participants were a representative sample of the Portuguese population aged between 3 months and 84 years of age (n = 6553), enrolled in the National Food, Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey, 2015-2016...
May 11, 2018: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746812/waist-to-height-ratio-is-as-reliable-as-biochemical-markers-to-discriminate-pediatric-insulin-resistance
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Rafael de Oliveira Alvim, Divanei Zaniqueli, Felipe Silva Neves, Virgilia Oliveira Pani, Caroline Resende Martins, Marcos Alves de Souza Peçanha, Míriam Carmo Rodrigues Barbosa, Eliane Rodrigues de Faria, José Geraldo Mill
OBJECTIVE: Given the importance of incorporating simple and low-cost tools into the pediatric clinical setting to provide screening for insulin resistance, the present study sought to investigate whether waist-to-height ratio is comparable to biochemical markers for the discrimination of insulin resistance in children and adolescents. METHODS: This cross-sectional study involved students from nine public schools. In total, 296 children and adolescents of both sexes, aged 8-14 years, composed the sample...
May 7, 2018: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743321/identical-anthropometric-characteristics-of-impaired-fasting-glucose-combined-with-impaired-glucose-tolerance-and-newly-diagnosed-type-2-diabetes-anthropometric-indicators-to-predict-hyperglycaemia-in-a-community-based-prospective-cohort-study-in-southwest
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Fang Zhang, Qin Wan, Hongyi Cao, Lizhi Tang, Daigang Li, Qingguo Lü, Zhe Yan, Jing Li, Qiu Yang, Yuwei Zhang, Nanwei Tong
OBJECTIVES: To assess the anthropometric characteristics of normoglycaemic individuals who subsequently developed hyperglycaemia, and to evaluate the validity of these measures to predict prediabetes and diabetes. DESIGN: A community-based prospective cohort study. PARTICIPANTS: In total, 1885 residents with euglycaemia at baseline from six communities were enrolled. SETTING: Sichuan, southwest China. PRIMARY OUTCOME MEASURES: The incidences of prediabetes and diabetes were the primary outcomes...
May 9, 2018: BMJ Open
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