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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527745/early-life-protein-intake-food-sources-correlates-and-tracking-across-the-first-5-years-of-life
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Karen J Campbell, Gavin Abbott, Miaobing Zheng, Sarah A McNaughton
BACKGROUND: High consumption of protein has been associated with accelerated growth and adiposity in early childhood. OBJECTIVE: To describe intake, food sources, correlates, and tracking of protein in young children. DESIGN: Secondary analysis of Melbourne Infant Feeding Activity and Nutrition Trial (InFANT). Dietary data were collected using three 24-hour dietary recalls at ages 9 and 18 months as well as 3.5 and 5 years. PARTICIPANTS/SETTING: First-time mothers and their child (n=542) participated in an 18-month intervention to prevent childhood obesity and the cohort was followed-up with no intervention when children were aged 3...
May 16, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526006/cardiometabolic-profile-of-obese-children-in-a-sub-saharan-african-setting-a-cross-sectional-study
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Eunice Chedjou-Nono, Suzanne Sap, Simeon-Pierre Choukem, Issa Ngosso Tetanye, Daniel Nebongo, Olivier Koki Ndombo
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular and metabolic consequences of obesity in children, unlike adults, are still not well understood nor have they been subject to extensive research in Africa. We aimed to identify the cardio-metabolic complications associated with childhood obesity at the early phase of the management of obese children in a reference center in Cameroon. METHODS: In this cross-sectional study conducted from November 2013 to September 2014 and based on World Health Organization (WHO) classification of Obesity (BMI > 3SD under 5 years and BMI > 2SD from 5 and above), we included children aged 3 to 17 years who were being followed up for obesity at the pediatric endocrinology unit of the Mother and Child Center of the Chantal BIYA Foundation in Yaounde, Cameroon...
May 19, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525905/the-effect-of-pre-pregnancy-body-mass-index-and-excessive-gestational-weight-gain-on-the-risk-of-gestational-diabetes-in-advanced-maternal-age
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Beibei Dong, Hong Yu, Qiong Wei, Mengmeng Zhi, Chunhua Wu, Xiangyun Zhu, Ling Li
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: With the popularization of a two-child policy in China, the number of pregnant women of advanced maternal age will increase steadily. We aimed to assess the association between pre-pregnancy body mass index (BMI) and weight gain in the first and second trimester and the risk of gestational diabetes (GDM) in the advanced maternal age group and control group defined as maternal age of 20-35 years. RESULTS: The risk of GDM for obesity before pregnancy was 2...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525800/what-is-the-association-between-healthy-weight-in-4-5-year-old-children-and-spatial-access-to-purposefully-constructed-play-areas
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Robin Poole, Graham Moon
BACKGROUND: Childhood obesity is a global issue. Understanding associated factors is essential in designing interventions to reduce its prevalence. There are knowledge gaps concerning the leptogenic potential of play areas for very young children and particularly whether there is an association between levels of childhood obesity and play area quality. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was conducted to investigate whether spatial access to play areas had an association with healthy weight status of 4-5-year-old children...
May 15, 2017: Health & Place
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511584/a-pilot-intervention-designed-to-address-behavioral-factors-that-place-overweight-obese-young-children-at-risk-for-later-life-obesity
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Leigh Small, Leroy Thacker, Heather Aldrich, Darya Bonds-McClain, Bernadette Melnyk
The purpose of this pilot randomized controlled trial (RCT) was to intervene with parents of overweight/obese 4- to 8-year-old children to improve child internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Parent-child dyads ( N = 60) were randomly assigned to treatment or comparison conditions. Parents attended four intervention sessions at their child's primary health care office over 3 months. Child behaviors were assessed at 0, 3, 6, and 12 months post intervention. Parental beliefs in their skills/abilities increased in the experimental group parents, but there was no statistical difference between groups at any time...
May 1, 2017: Western Journal of Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511079/psychosocial-stress-and-obesity-among-children-residing-in-kaunas-city
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Regina Grazuleviciene, Inga Petraviciene, Sandra Andrusaityte, Birute Balseviciene
INTRODUCTION: An unfavorable psychosocial environment has been associated with an increased prevalence of obesity among children. However, the available evidence on the association of low socioeconomic status and parent-child relationships with childhood obesity is scarce. The aim of our study was to conduct a simultaneous evaluation of the risks associated with pathological mother-child relationships, education level, and overweight/obesity among 4-6 year-old children. METHODS: This cross-sectional study included 1489 mother-child pairs living in Kaunas city, Lithuania...
May 13, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507009/a-systematic-examination-of-the-association-between-parental-and-child-obesity-across-countries
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REVIEW
Youfa Wang, Jungwon Min, Jacob Khuri, Miao Li
Childhood obesity has become a global epidemic. Parents can have an important influence on their children's health behaviors and weight status. Many studies have examined the association between parental and childhood weight status. However, much heterogeneity between studies exists, and the parent-child (P-C) association in obesity has varied. The purpose of this systematic examination and meta-analysis was to examine the strength and variation of the P-C association in obesity and to identify factors (e.g...
May 2017: Advances in Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504521/family-dinner-frequency-interacts-with-dinnertime-context-in-associations-with-child-and-parent-bmi-outcomes
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Melissa L Horning, Robin Schow, Sarah E Friend, Katie Loth, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Jayne A Fulkerson
For youth and parents, frequent family meals have been consistently associated with positive dietary outcomes but less consistently associated with lower body mass index (BMI). Researchers have speculated dinnertime context (dinnertime routines, parent dinnertime media use) may interact with family meal frequency to impact associations with BMI. The present study evaluates the associations and interactions between dinnertime context measures and family dinner frequency with parent and child BMI. This cross-sectional study uses baseline data from the Healthy Home Offerings via the Mealtime Environment (HOME) Plus randomized control trial that aimed to prevent childhood obesity...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Family Psychology: JFP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503629/hyperostosis-frontalis-interna-in-a-child-with-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Yaxiong Li, Xin Wang, Yan Li
Hyperostosis frontalis interna is an unexplained irregular thickening of the inner table of the frontal bone. Hyperostosis frontalis interna was first identified in 1719 by Morgagni as a symptom of a more generalized syndrome characterized by virilism and obesity. Most current studies have shown hyperostosis frontalis interna to be a sex- and age-dependent phenomenon, and females manifest a significantly higher prevalence of hyperostosis frontalis interna than males. In this article, the authors report the clinical case of hyperostosis frontalis interna in a 7-year-old child who had severe traumatic brain injury in the past; review the related literature; and discuss the clinical, radiological, and therapeutic features of this condition...
January 2017: Child Neurol Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495478/determinants-of-sugar-sweetened-beverage-consumption-among-low-income-children-are%C3%A2-there-differences-by-race-ethnicity-age-and-sex
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Natasha Tasevska, Derek DeLia, Cori Lorts, Michael Yedidia, Punam Ohri-Vachaspati
BACKGROUND: Understanding determinants of high consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs), a highly prevalent obesogenic behavior, will help build effective customized public health interventions. OBJECTIVE: Our aim was to identify child and parent lifestyle and household demographic factors predictive of high SSB consumption frequency in children from low-income, ethnically diverse communities that may help inform public health interventions. DESIGN: We used a cross-sectional telephone household survey...
May 8, 2017: Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491488/dog-attachment-and-perceived-social-support-in-overweight-obese-and-healthy-weight-children
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Deborah E Linder, Jennifer M Sacheck, Farzad Noubary, Miriam E Nelson, Lisa M Freeman
The development of effective and sustainable interventions to treat childhood obesity remains both a priority and a challenge. Previous studies support that dogs provide social support in overweight adults in obesity interventions, but the child-dog relationship is not as well understood. The goal of the study was to examine the child-dog relationship among children to inform novel childhood obesity interventions including dogs. A cross-sectional study was conducted in the Living Laboratory® at the Museum of Science, Boston in 2015...
June 2017: Preventive Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487553/maternal-cytokine-status-may-prime-the-metabolic-profile-and-increase-risk-for-obesity-in-children
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B Englich, G Herberth, U Rolle-Kampczyk, S Trump, S Röder, M Borte, G I Stangl, M von Bergen, I Lehmann, K M Junge
BACKGROUNDThe maternal inflammation status during pregnancy has been associated to metabolic imprinting and obesity development in the child. However the influence of the maternal Th2 cytokines IL4, IL5 and IL13 has not been studied so far.METHODSWe investigated the relationship between maternal innate (IL6, IL8, IL10 and TNFα) and adaptive (IFNγ, IL4, IL5 and IL13) blood cytokine levels at 34 weeks of gestation and children's overweight development until the age of three years in 407 children of the German longitudinal LINA cohort...
May 10, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486439/branched-chain-and-aromatic-amino-acids-in-relation-to-behavioral-problems-among-young-inuit-from-nunavik-canada-a-cohort-study
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Audray St-Jean, Salma Meziou, Cynthia Roy, Pierre Ayotte, Gina Muckle, Michel Lucas
BACKGROUNDObesity and insulin resistance are linked with mood disorders, and elevated concentrations of branched-chain (BCAAs) and aromatic amino acids (AAAs). Our study aimed to prospectively assess the relationship between childhood plasma BCAAs and AAAs and behavioral problems in young Inuit from Nunavik.METHODSWe analyzed data on 181 children (mean age 11.4 years at baseline) involved in the Nunavik Child Development Study. Plasma BCAA and AAA concentrations were measured in childhood (2005-2010). BCAA/AAA tertiles - the ratio of total BCAAs to AAAs-were considered as a surrogate categorical independent variable...
May 9, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486211/low-expectations-do-teachers-underestimate-the-ability-of-overweight-children-or-the-children-of-overweight-mothers
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Michelle Queally, Edel Doherty, Francis M Finucane, Ciaran O'Neill
Using the first wave of the Growing Up in Ireland Survey of nine year old children we examine whether a teacher's assessment of their pupil's academic ability is influenced by the weight status of the child and/or the child's mother. Multivariate regression analyses of the teacher's assessment, controlling for the child's actual test performance, their BMI, their mother's BMI, other socio-demographic and teacher characteristics were undertaken. The study highlighted that child BMI was not a significant determinant but that children whose mother was obese were more likely to be rated as below average in reading and in maths compared to those whose mother was leaner, after adjusting for their measured ability...
April 28, 2017: Economics and Human Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486003/placental-lipoprotein-lipase-dna-methylation-alterations-are-associated-with-gestational-diabetes-and-body-composition-at-5%C3%A2-years-of-age
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Valérie Gagné-Ouellet, Andrée-Anne Houde, Simon-Pierre Guay, Patrice Perron, Daniel Gaudet, Renée Guérin, Jean-Patrice Baillargeon, Marie-France Hivert, Diane Brisson, Luigi Bouchard
Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) is associated with obesity in childhood. This suggests that consequences of in utero exposure to maternal hyperglycemia extend beyond the fetal development, possibly through epigenetic programming. The aims of this study were to assess whether placental DNA methylation (DNAm) marks were associated with maternal GDM status and to offspring body composition at 5 years old in a prospective birth cohort. DNAm levels were measured in the fetal side of the placenta in 66 samples (24 from GDM mothers) using bisDNA-pyrosequencing...
May 9, 2017: Epigenetics: Official Journal of the DNA Methylation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484886/physical-activity-of-mexican-heritage-youth-during-the-summer-and-school-year-the-role-of-parenting-strategies
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Megan Elizabeth McClendon, M Renée Umstattd Meyer, Kelly R Ylitalo, Joseph R Sharkey
Mexican-heritage youth living along the U.S.-Mexico border have higher rates of obesity than non-Hispanic Whites. Parenting strategies may influence youth physical activity (PA) and sedentary behaviors (SB) mitigating these obesity rates; however, parenting strategies have not been well examined in Hispanic cultures. Therefore, we examined relationships between parenting strategies and PA and SB of Mexican-heritage youth. Mother-child dyads (n = 121 dyads) were surveyed during the summer and school-year...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Community Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483365/endocrine-disrupting-chemicals-and-growth-of-children
#17
Jérémie Botton, Manik Kadawathagedara, Blandine de Lauzon-Guillain
According to the "environmental obesogen hypothesis", early-life (including in utero) exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) may disturb the mechanisms involved in adipogenesis or energy storage, and thus may increase the susceptibility to overweight and obesity. Animal models have shown that exposure to several of these chemicals could induce adipogenesis and mechanisms have been described. Epidemiological studies are crucial to know whether this effect could also be observed in humans. We aimed at summarizing the literature in epidemiology on the relationship between EDCs exposure and child's growth...
May 5, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28483364/how-to-investigate-a-child-with-excessive-growth
#18
Régis Coutant, Aurélie Donzeau, Anne Decrequy, Mathilde Louvigné, Natacha Bouhours-Nouet
The diagnostic approach to tall stature in children is based on collecting birth data (macrosomia), sizes and family puberty, a family history of constitutional or pathological tall stature, search for a delay of development, dysmorphia, disproportion, analysis of the growth velocity (normal or accelerated), general examination and assessment of puberty, and bone age. When there is a history of psychomotor retardation, a family history of pathological tall stature, or a disproportion in the clinical examination, the genetic causes of tall stature will be mentioned...
May 5, 2017: Annales D'endocrinologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480657/urinary-glucose-screening-for-early-detection-of-asymptomatic-type-2-diabetes-in-jeonbuk-province-korean-schoolchildren
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Min Sun Kim, Dae Yeol Lee
This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of glucosuria and the characteristics of diabetes in schoolchildren as detected by a school urine glucose screening program implemented from 2010 to 2013 in the Jeonbuk province area of Korea. A total of 110 children without known diabetes were analyzed. They were checked with an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT) with other laboratory tests and their clinical data were collected. A total of 707,238 schoolchildren from a school population of 1,064,999 were screened for glucosuria...
June 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473239/anril-promoter-dna-methylation-a-perinatal-marker-for-later-adiposity
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Karen Lillycrop, Robert Murray, Clara Cheong, Ai Ling Teh, Rebecca Clarke-Harris, Sheila Barton, Paula Costello, Emma Garratt, Eloise Cook, Philip Titcombe, Bhuvaneshwari Shunmuganathan, Samantha J Liew, Yong-Cai Chua, Xinyi Lin, Yonghui Wu, Graham C Burdge, Cyrus Cooper, Hazel M Inskip, Neerja Karnani, James C Hopkins, Caroline E Childs, Carolina Paras Chavez, Philip C Calder, Fabian Yap, Yung Seng Lee, Yap Seng Chong, Philip E Melton, Lawrie Beilin, Rae-Chi Huang, Peter D Gluckman, Nick Harvey, Mark A Hanson, Joanna D Holbrook, Keith M Godfrey
Experimental studies show a substantial contribution of early life environment to obesity risk through epigenetic processes. We examined inter-individual DNA methylation differences in human birth tissues associated with child's adiposity. We identified a novel association between the level of CpG methylation at birth within the promoter of the long non-coding RNA ANRIL (encoded at CDKN2A) and childhood adiposity at age 6-years. An association between ANRIL methylation and adiposity was also observed in three additional populations; in birth tissues from ethnically diverse neonates, in peripheral blood from adolescents, and in adipose tissue from adults...
April 26, 2017: EBioMedicine
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