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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340859/heterogeneity-of-obesity-asthma-association-disentangled-by-latent-class-analysis-the-sapaldia-cohort
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Ayoung Jeong, Medea Imboden, Sofie Hansen, Elisabeth Zemp, Pierre-Olivier Bridevaux, Gianfranco Lovison, Christian Schindler, Nicole Probst-Hensch
Although evidence for the heterogeneity of asthma accumulated, consensus for definitions of asthma phenotypes is still lacking. Obesity may have heterogeneous effects on various asthma phenotypes. We aimed to distinguish asthma phenotypes by latent class analysis and to investigate their associations with different obesity parameters in adults using a population-based Swiss cohort (SAPALDIA). We applied latent class analysis to 959 self-reported asthmatics using information on disease activity, atopy, and age of onset...
April 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334944/recent-trends-in-body-mass-index-and-waist-circumference-among-children-and-adolescents-in-shandong-china
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Ying-Xiu Zhang, Shu-Rong Wang, Min Chen, Yan Cheng
Background: The present study examined the recent trends in body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC), and the prevalence of general and abdominal obesity among children and adolescents in Shandong, China. Methods: Data for this study were obtained from two cross-sectional surveys of schoolchildren carried out in 2010 and 2014 in Shandong Province, China. A total of 72 755 students aged 7-18 years were included in this study. The BMI cutoff points recommended by the International Obesity Task Force were used to define overweight and general obesity...
March 8, 2017: Journal of Tropical Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327649/adiposity-in-childhood-brain-tumors-a-report-from-the-canadian-study-of-determinants-of-endometabolic-health-in-children-candecide-study
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Kuan-Wen Wang, Russell J de Souza, Adam Fleming, Sheila K Singh, Donna L Johnston, Shayna M Zelcer, Shahrad Rod Rassekh, Sarah Burrow, Katrin Scheinemann, Lehana Thabane, M Constantine Samaan
Children with brain tumors (CBT) are at high risk of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes compared to the general population. Recently, adiposity has been reported to be more informative for cardiometabolic risk stratification than body mass index (BMI) in the general population. The goal of this study is to describe the adiposity phenotype in CBT, and to establish adiposity determinants. We recruited CBT (n = 56) and non-cancer controls (n = 106). Percent body fat (%FM), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) were measured to determine total and central adiposity, respectively...
March 22, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320766/an-adverse-lipid-profile-and-increased-levels-of-adiposity-significantly-predict-clinical-course-after-a-first-demyelinating-event
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Prudence Tettey, Steve Simpson, Bruce Taylor, Anne-Louise Ponsonby, Robyn M Lucas, Terence Dwyer, Karam Kostner, Ingrid Af van der Mei
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prospective associations between adiposity and lipid-related variables and conversion to multiple sclerosis (MS), time to subsequent relapse and progression in disability. METHODS: A cohort of 279 participants with a first clinical diagnosis of central nervous system demyelination was prospectively followed to 5-year review. Height, weight, waist and hip circumference were measured, and serum samples taken for measurement of lipids and apolipoproteins...
March 20, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320073/a-model-linking-video-gaming-sleep-quality-sweet-drinks-consumption-and-obesity-among-children-and-youth
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O Turel, A Romashkin, K M Morrison
There is a growing need to curb paediatric obesity. The aim of this study is to untangle associations between video-game-use attributes and obesity as a first step towards identifying and examining possible interventions. Cross-sectional time-lagged cohort study was employed using parent-child surveys (t1) and objective physical activity and physiological measures (t2) from 125 children/adolescents (mean age = 13.06, 9-17-year-olds) who play video games, recruited from two clinics at a Canadian academic children's hospital...
March 20, 2017: Clinical Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315007/central-obesity-and-risks-of-cardiovascular-events-and-mortality-in-prevalent-hemodialysis-patients
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Heba Wahid El Said, Osama Mahmoud Mohamed, Tamer Wahid El Said, Ahmed Bahaa El Serwi
BACKGROUND: To date, no attempt has been made to assess the best anthropometric method for defining abdominal adiposity in hemodialysis (HD) patients or to determine whether the quantity of intra-abdominal fat relates to morbidity and mortality in that population. We aimed to describe the prevalence of central obesity in HD patients and to investigate the relationship between central obesity assessed by anthropometric variables, and composite outcomes, cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among HD patients and whether this parameter correlates with intra-abdominal fat assessed by computed tomography scan (CT scan)...
March 17, 2017: International Urology and Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314823/body-size-indicators-and-risk-of-gallbladder-cancer-pooled-analysis-of-individual-level-data-from-19-prospective-cohort-studies
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Peter T Campbell, Christina C Newton, Cari M Kitahara, Alpa V Patel, Patricia Hartge, Jill Koshiol, Katherine A McGlynn, Hans-Olov Adami, Amy Berrington de González, Laura E Beane Freeman, Leslie Bernstein, Julie E Buring, Neal D Freedman, Yu-Tang Gao, Graham G Giles, Marc J Gunter, Mazda Jenab, Linda M Liao, Roger L Milne, Kim Robien, Dale P Sandler, Catherine Schairer, Howard D Sesso, Xiao-Ou Shu, Elisabete Weiderpass, Alicja Wolk, Yong-Bing Xiang, Anne Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, Wei Zheng, Susan M Gapstur
Background: There are few established risk factors for gallbladder cancer beyond gallstones. Recent studies suggest a higher risk with high body mass index (BMI), an indicator of general heaviness, but evidence from other body size measures is lacking.Methods: Associations of adult BMI, young adult BMI, height, adult weight gain, waist circumference (WC), waist-height ratio (WHtR), hip circumference (HC), and waist-hip ratio (WHR) with gallbladder cancer risk were evaluated. Individual-level data from 1,878,801 participants in 19 prospective cohort studies (14 studies had circumference measures) were harmonized and included in this analysis...
March 17, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299818/rapid-weight-gain-during-infancy-and-early-childhood-is-related-to-higher-anthropometric-measurements-in-preadolescence
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H Nanri, T Shirasawa, H Ochiai, S Nomoto, H Hoshino, A Kokaze
BACKGROUND: This study examined the relationship between rapid weight gain during infancy and/or early childhood and anthropometric measurements [body mass index (BMI), percent body fat (%BF), waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR)] in preadolescence by sex. METHODS: Subjects were fourth-grade school children (aged 9 to 10 years) from elementary schools in Ina-town, Japan, in 2010. Measurements of height, weight, %BF and WC were conducted for each subject...
March 16, 2017: Child: Care, Health and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296952/fatness-mediates-the-influence-of-muscular-fitness-on-metabolic-syndrome-in-colombian-collegiate-students
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Antonio García-Hermoso, Hugo Alejandro Carrillo, Katherine González-Ruíz, Andrés Vivas, Héctor Reynaldo Triana-Reina, Javier Martínez-Torres, Daniel Humberto Prieto-Benavidez, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Jeison Alexander Ramos-Sepúlveda, Emilio Villa-González, Mark D Peterson, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
The purpose of this study was two-fold: to analyze the association between muscular fitness (MF) and clustering of metabolic syndrome (MetS) components, and to determine if fatness parameters mediate the association between MF and MetS clustering in Colombian collegiate students. This cross-sectional study included a total of 886 (51.9% women) healthy collegiate students (21.4 ± 3.3 years old). Standing broad jump and isometric handgrip dynamometry were used as indicators of lower and upper body MF, respectively...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296920/prevalence-of-chronic-kidney-disease-and-risk-factors-for-its-progression-a-cross-sectional-comparison-of-indians-living-in-indian-versus-u-s-cities
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Shuchi Anand, Dimple Kondal, Maria Montez-Rath, Yuanchao Zheng, Roopa Shivashankar, Kalpana Singh, Priti Gupta, Ruby Gupta, Vamadevan S Ajay, Viswanathan Mohan, Rajendra Pradeepa, Nikhil Tandon, Mohammed K Ali, K M Venkat Narayan, Glenn M Chertow, Namratha Kandula, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Alka M Kanaya
BACKGROUND: While data from the latter part of the twentieth century consistently showed that immigrants to high-income countries faced higher cardio-metabolic risk than their counterparts in low- and middle-income countries, urbanization and associated lifestyle changes may be changing these patterns, even for conditions considered to be advanced manifestations of cardio-metabolic disease (e.g., chronic kidney disease [CKD]). METHODS AND FINDINGS: Using cross-sectional data from the Center for cArdiometabolic Risk Reduction in South Asia (CARRS, n = 5294) and Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA, n = 748) studies, we investigated whether prevalence of CKD is similar among Indians living in Indian and U...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295468/the-protective-effects-of-a-novel-fitness-fatness-index-on-all-cause-mortality-among-adults-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Emily Frith, Paul D Loprinzi
BACKGROUND: We evaluated the specific association between a fitness-fatness index (FFI) and all-cause mortality among a national sample of US adults with coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, or myocardial infarction. This FFI has recently emerged in the literature as a novel index of health. HYPOTHESIS: We hypothesize that FFI will be inversely associated with mortality risk. METHODS: The FFI was calculated as cardiorespiratory fitness divided by waist-to-height ratio...
March 10, 2017: Clinical Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291490/proposing-using-waist-to-height-ratio-as-the-initial-metric-for-body-fat-assessment-standards-in-the-u-s-army
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Stephen A Bernstein, Michael Lo, W Sumner Davis
OBJECTIVES: Soldiers failing to meet Army Regulation 600-9 (AR 600-9) for weight-to-height standards are required to undergo body fat taping assessment. This article describes a clinical performance improvement project in which battalion medical staff identified a simpler way to improve on meeting AR 600-9 standards with proposing to use the waist-to-height ratio (WtHR) in place of the current methodology. METHODS: During a yearlong combat deployment to Iraq from 2009 to 2010, 42 Soldiers (34 males, 8 females) were evaluated and monitored by battalion medical staff for weight and body fat loss...
March 2017: Military Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287410/usefulness-of-the-waist-circumference-to-height-ratio-in-screening-for-obesity-and-metabolic-syndrome-among-korean-children-and-adolescents-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey-2010-2014
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Dong-Hyun Choi, Yang-Im Hur, Jae-Heon Kang, Kyoungwoo Kim, Young Gyu Cho, Soo-Min Hong, Eun Byul Cho
The aims of this study were to assess the diagnostic value of the weight-to-height ratio (WHtR) for the detection of obesity and metabolic syndrome (MS) in Korean children and adolescents, and to determine the advantages of WHtR as a population-based screening tool in comparison with other obesity indicators, such as body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC). We performed a cross-sectional analysis of data from 3057 children and adolescents (1625 boys, 1332 girls) aged 10-19 years who were included in the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES, 2010-2012) up to the second year of the sixth KNHANES (2013-2014)...
March 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284224/anthropometric-measures-and-serum-estrogen-metabolism-in-postmenopausal-women-the-women-s-health-initiative-observational-study
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Hannah Oh, Sally B Coburn, Charles E Matthews, Roni T Falk, Erin S LeBlanc, Jean Wactawski-Wende, Joshua Sampson, Ruth M Pfeiffer, Louise A Brinton, Nicolas Wentzensen, Garnet L Anderson, JoAnn E Manson, Chu Chen, Oleg Zaslavsky, Xia Xu, Britton Trabert
BACKGROUND: Several anthropometric measures have been associated with hormone-related cancers. However, it is unknown whether estrogen metabolism plays an important role in these relationships. We examined whether measured current body mass index (BMI), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), height, and self-reported BMI at age 18 years were associated with serum estrogens/estrogen metabolites using baseline, cross-sectional data from 1835 postmenopausal women enrolled in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study...
March 11, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275861/the-effect-of-a-physical-activity-consultation-on-body-mass-index-z-score-of-overweight-adolescents-results-from-a-pediatric-outpatient-obesity-clinic
#15
A Videira-Silva, H Fonseca
Physical activity (PA) is recognized as having many health benefits. Despite of all the efforts, the majority of the overweight adolescents still present low levels of PA. PA consultation can be a cost-effective way of enhancing PA and improve weight status among overweight adolescents. The main aim of this study was to analyze whether adolescents attending a PA consultation in a clinical setting show more therapeutic success at 6 months, based on body mass index (BMI) z-score and waist circumference (WC), compared to those only followed by the pediatrician and nutritionist...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268097/the-prevalence-of-abdominal-obesity-among-pupils-with-visual-impairment-in-poland
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Magdalena Wrzesińska, Beata Urzędowicz, Tadeusz Nawarycz, Sławomir Motylewski, Lucjan Pawlicki
BACKGROUND: Obesity particularly affects young people with disabilities, whose ability to participate in health promotion programs is reduced. OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to determine the prevalence of abdominal obesity among students with visual impairment in Poland according to waist-to-height ratio, including indicators such as gender, age or certain additional coexisting disabilities or disorders. METHODS: A total of 238 students who were blind or partially-sighted, aged 7...
February 24, 2017: Disability and Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264459/a-cross-sectional-study-of-the-prevalence-of-metabolic-syndrome-and-associated-factors-in-colombian-collegiate-students-the-fuprecol-adults-study
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Javier Martínez-Torres, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Katherine González-Ruíz, Andrés Vivas, Héctor Reynaldo Triana-Reina, Daniel Humberto Prieto-Benavidez, Hugo Alejandro Carrillo, Jeison Alexander Ramos-Sepúlveda, Emilio Villa-González, Antonio García-Hermoso, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is one of the major public health problems worldwide. The objective of the present study is to investigate the prevalence and the associated variables of MetS in Colombian collegiate students. This cross-sectional study included a total of 890 (52% women) healthy collegiate students (21.3 ± 3.2 years old). The prevalence of MetS was determined by the definition provided by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF). We further examined associations between the prevalence of MetS and related factors, such as age, gender, anthropometric and body composition, weight status, and nutrition profile...
February 27, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262726/performance-of-different-adiposity-measures-for-predicting-cardiovascular-risk-in-adolescents
#18
Min Zhao, Pascal Bovet, Chuanwei Ma, Bo Xi
This study aims to compare the performance of body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist-to-height-ratio (WHtR) to predict the presence of at least 3 main CV risk factors in US adolescents. A total of 3621 adolescents (boys: 49.9%) aged 12-17 years from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1999-2012) were included in this study. Measured CV risk factors included systolic/diastolic blood pressure, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and fasting plasma glucose...
March 6, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253910/evaluating-overweight-and-obesity-prevalence-in-survivors-of-childhood-brain-tumors-a-systematic-review-protocol
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Kuan-Wen Wang, Adam Fleming, Sheila K Singh, Laura Banfield, Russell J de Souza, Lehana Thabane, M Constantine Samaan
BACKGROUND: Overweight and obesity are well-known risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases including hypertension, myocardial infarction, stroke, and type 2 diabetes in the general population. Survivors of childhood brain tumors (SCBT) are at risk of premature mortality, and recent evidence suggests that these cardiometabolic diseases are potential emerging determinants of survival and quality of life. Therefore, the rates of overweight and obesity in this population need to be examined to assess their impact on outcomes...
March 3, 2017: Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253297/salivary-inflammatory-markers-and-microbiome-in-normoglycemic-lean-and-obese-children-compared-to-obese-children-with-type-2-diabetes
#20
Waleed F Janem, Frank A Scannapieco, Amarpeet Sabharwal, Maria Tsompana, Harvey A Berman, Elaine M Haase, Jeffrey C Miecznikowski, Lucy D Mastrandrea
BACKGROUND: There is emerging evidence linking diabetes with periodontal disease. Diabetes is a well-recognized risk factor for periodontal disease. Conversely, pro-inflammatory molecules released by periodontally-diseased tissues may enter the circulation to induce insulin resistance. While this association has been demonstrated in adults, there is little information regarding periodontal status in obese children with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D). We hypothesized that children with T2D have higher rates of gingivitis, elevated salivary inflammatory markers, and an altered salivary microbiome compared to children without T2D...
2017: PloS One
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