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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29444663/gender-related-differences-in-cardiometabolic-risk-factors-and-lifestyle-behaviors-in-treatment-seeking-adolescents-with-severe-obesity
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Lisa Ha Barstad, Pétur B Júlíusson, Line Kristin Johnson, Jens Kristoffer Hertel, Samira Lekhal, Jøran Hjelmesæth
BACKGROUND: Obesity during adolescence is associated with cardiovascular mortality in adulthood. The adverse obesity-related cardiometabolic risk profile is already observed in adolescence. We aimed to examine possible gender differences in cardiometabolic risk factors and lifestyle behaviors among adolescents with severe obesity, hypothesizing that boys would have both a higher prevalence of the metabolic syndrome as well as less healthy lifestyle behaviors than girls. METHODS: Cross-sectional study of treatment-seeking adolescents with severe obesity who attended the Morbid Obesity Centre at Vestfold Hospital Trust and who were consecutively enrolled in the Vestfold Register of Obese Children between September 2009 and September 2015...
February 14, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29402762/effect-on-the-metabolic-biomarkers-in-schoolchildren-after-a-comprehensive-intervention-using-electronic-media-and-in-person-sessions-to-change-lifestyles-community-trial
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Jenny Vilchis-Gil, Miguel Klünder-Klünder, Samuel Flores-Huerta
BACKGROUND: Obesity is a chronic low-intensity state of inflammation with metabolic alterations that, when acquired during childhood, lead to severe illness in adults. Encouraging healthy eating habits and physical activity is the basis for preventing and treating obesity and its complications. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how a comprehensive intervention promoting healthy eating habits and physical activities in schools affects children's metabolic biomarkers. METHODS: Of four Mexico City primary schools in this study, two groups of children that were recruited at their schools were assigned to a 12-month intervention group (IG) and the other two were assigned to control groups (CGs)...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399981/maternal-metabolic-health-parameters-during-pregnancy-in-relation-to-early-childhood-bmi-trajectories
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Parisa Montazeri, Martine Vrijheid, David Martinez, Mikel Basterrechea, Ana Fernandez-Somoano, Monica Guxens, Carmen Iñiguez, Aitana Lertxundi, Mario Murcia, Adonina Tardon, Jordi Sunyer, Damaskini Valvi
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the associations between maternal metabolic parameters and early childhood BMI trajectories. METHODS: Two thousand two hundred fifty-one children born in Spain between 2004 and 2008 were analyzed. Five BMI z score trajectories from birth to age 4 years were identified by using latent class growth analysis. Multinomial regression assessed the associations between maternal metabolic parameters and offspring's BMI trajectories...
February 5, 2018: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29379536/bifidobacteria-and-lactobacilli-in-the-gut-microbiome-of-children-with-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-which-strains-act-as-health-players
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Valerio Nobili, Lorenza Putignani, Antonella Mosca, Federica Del Chierico, Pamela Vernocchi, Anna Alisi, Laura Stronati, Salvatore Cucchiara, Marco Toscano, Lorenzo Drago
Introduction: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), considered the leading cause of chronic liver disease in children, can often progress from non-alcoholic fatty liver (NAFL) to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). It is clear that obesity is one of the main risk factors involved in NAFLD pathogenesis, even if specific mechanisms have yet to be elucidated. We investigated the distribution of intestinal bifidobacteria and lactobacilli in the stools of four groups of children: obese, obese with NAFL, obese with NASH, and healthy, age-matched controls (CTRLs)...
January 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346138/obesity-and-chronic-kidney-disease
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Edward Nehus
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review recent advances in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment of obesity-related kidney disease. RECENT FINDINGS: Studies have confirmed that obesity is associated with increased risk of developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). This risk extends to those who are metabolically healthy, indicating that obesity per se contributes to CKD independent of the metabolic syndrome. Recent developments in the pathophysiology of obesity-related kidney disease indicate that chronic inflammation and abnormal lipid metabolism contribute to kidney cell injury...
January 17, 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29295487/infant-feeding-beliefs-attitudes-knowledge-and-practices-of-chinese-immigrant-mothers-an-integrative-review-of-the-literature
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REVIEW
Ana Cristina Lindsay, Qun Le, Mary L Greaney
Chinese are a fast-growing immigrant population group in several parts of the world (e.g., Australia, Canada, Europe, Southeast Asia, United States). Research evidence suggests that compared to non-Hispanic whites, individuals of Asian-origin including Chinese are at higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes at a lower body mass index (BMI). These risks may be possibly due to genetic differences in body composition and metabolic responses. Despite the increasing numbers of Chinese children growing up in immigrant families and the increasing prevalence of obesity among Chinese, little research has been focused on children of Chinese immigrant families...
December 23, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
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/29282082/associations-between-dietary-factors-and-obesity-related-biomarkers%C3%A2-in-healthy-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jennifer Hilger-Kolb, Catherin Bosle, Irina Motoc, Kristina Hoffmann
BACKGROUND: The obesity prevalence in children and adolescents has increased worldwide during the past 30 years. Although diet has been identified as one risk factor for developing obesity in this age group, the role of specific dietary factors is still unclear. One way to gain insight into the role of these factors might be to detect biomarkers that reflect metabolic health and to identify the associations between dietary factors and these biomarkers. This would enable nutrition-related metabolic changes to be detected early in life, which might be a promising strategy to prevent childhood obesity...
December 28, 2017: Nutrition Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237763/bisphenol-a-phthalate-metabolites-and-glucose-homeostasis-in-healthy-normal-weight-children
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Amalie Carlsson, Kaspar Sørensen, Anna-Maria Andersson, Hanne Frederiksen, Anders Juul
INTRODUCTION: Bisphenol A and several of the most commonly used phthalates have been associated with adverse metabolic health effects such as obesity and diabetes. Therefore, we analyzed these man-made chemicals in first morning urine samples from 107 healthy normal-weight Danish children and adolescents. METHOD: This was a cross-sectional study. Participants were recruited as part of The COPENHAGEN Puberty Study. The subjects were evaluated by an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT), a dualenergy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan, direct oxygen uptake measurement during cycle ergometry, and fasting blood samples...
December 13, 2017: Endocrine Connections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214176/human-gut-microbiota-associated-with-obesity-in-chinese-children-and-adolescents
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Ya-Ping Hou, Qing-Qing He, Hai-Mei Ouyang, Hai-Shan Peng, Qun Wang, Jie Li, Xiao-Fei Lv, Yi-Nan Zheng, Shao-Chuan Li, Hai-Liang Liu, Ai-Hua Yin
Objective: To investigate the gut microbiota differences of obese children compared with the control healthy cohort to result in further understanding of the mechanism of obesity development. Methods: We evaluated the 16S rRNA gene, the enterotypes, and quantity of the gut microbiota among obese children and the control cohort and learned the differences of the gut microbiota during the process of weight reduction in obese children. Results: In the present study, we learned that the gut microbiota composition was significantly different between obese children and the healthy cohort...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29206649/the-importance-of-the-microbiome-in-pediatrics-and-pediatric-infectious-diseases
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Thaidra Gaufin, Nicole H Tobin, Grace M Aldrovandi
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Emerging research on the pediatric microbiome implicates the importance of the microbiome on the development of the immune system, nervous system, and growth. Changes to the microbiome during infancy are associated with the development of chronic illnesses such as asthma and inflammatory bowel disease. Additionally, the microbiome provides protection against certain pathogens, affects vaccine responses, and alters drug metabolism. This review highlights what is known about the microbiome, the establishment of a healthy microbiome and the significance that changes to the microbiome composition have on growth and health of children and adolescents...
February 2018: Current Opinion in Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29175807/obesity-is-a-strong-risk-factor-for-the-development-of-restless-legs-syndrome-and-poor-sleep-quality-in-children-and-adolescents
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Rıza Taner Baran, Müge Atar, Özgür Pirgon, Serkan Filiz, Meral Filiz
OBJECTIVE: Adult epidemiological studies have suggested that the rate of restless legs syndrome (RLS) in the general population may range from 5% to 15%. The aim of this study was to investigate the frequency of RLS in a community sample of obese adolescents aged 10-16 years and its association with sleep quality and health-related glucose metabolism markers. METHODS: The study group comprised 144 obese and overweight children aged 10-16 years [mean body mass index (BMI): 30...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Clinical Research in Pediatric Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29171553/negative-correlation-among-vitamin-b12-levels-obesity-severity-and-metabolic-syndrome-in-obese-children-a-case-control-study
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Samet Ozer, Ergun Sonmezgoz, Osman Demir
OBJECTIVE: To determine the relationship among vitamin B12 status, obesity severity, and metabolic syndrome and its components in obese children.. METHODS: This case-control study was conducted at the School of Medicine, Gaziosmanpasa University, Tokat, Turkey, from January 2012 and October 2014, and comprised cases of obese and healthy children. The obese children were divided into three groups according to body mass index-standard deviation score quartiles. Group 1 included the first quartile, group 2 included the second and third quartiles, and group 3 included the fourth quartile...
November 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108814/waist-to-height-ratio-and-sedentary-lifestyle-as-predictors-of-metabolic-syndrome-in-children-in-ecuador
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F Aguirre P, A Coca, M F Aguirre, G Celis
OBJECTIVE: To determine the predictors and prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) and the presence of vascular inflammation in apparently-normal children (10-15 years) of both sexes in Guayaquil, Ecuador. STUDY DESIGN AND METHODS: We included 395 apparently-healthy students from a middle-income school in a cross-sectional survey. Informed consent was obtained from students and parents. Anthropometric measurements including blood pressure (BP), body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), and blood tests were recorded...
November 3, 2017: Hipertensión y Riesgo Vascular
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29093301/adipokines-are-associated-with-hypertension-in-metabolically-healthy-obese-mho-children-and-adolescents-a-prospective-population-based-cohort-study
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Wenqing Ding, Hong Cheng, Fangfang Chen, Yinkun Yan, Meixian Zhang, Xiaoyuan Zhao, Dongqing Hou, Jie Mi
BACKGROUND: The potential mechanism underlying the relationship between the risk of cardiovascular diseases and metabolically healthy obese (MHO) individuals remains unclear. The aim of the study was to prospectively investigate the potential role of the adipokines in the association between the MHO phenotype and hypertension in children and adolescents. METHODS: A total of 1184 participants at baseline were recruited from a cohort of the Beijing Child and Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome (BCAMS) study...
October 25, 2017: Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29073291/-direction-of-change-in-the-somatic-development-in-children-and-adolescents-with-type-1-diabetes
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Honorata Kołodziejczyk, Małgorzata Wajda-Cuszlag, Anna Świercz, Mieczysław Szalecki
INTRODUCTION: Disorders of somatic development in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes can lead to unstable course of the disease and the difficulties in obtaining good metabolic control. AIM: Evaluation of somatic development in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes in different age categories. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Agroup of 97 girls and 90 boys with type 1 diabetes was examined. Children were divided into three age groups: girls with mean age of 9...
2017: Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040067/early-onset-severe-obesity-due-to-complete-deletion-of-the-leptin-gene-in-a-boy
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Elif Ozsu, Serdar Ceylaner, Huseyin Onay
BACKGROUND: Monogenic obesity results from single gene mutations. Extreme obesity starting at an early age, especially in infancy, which is associated with endocrinopathy and metabolic disturbances is key to the diagnosis of monogenic obesity. CASE PRESENTATION: A 6-month-old boy was admitted to our clinic with severe obesity and food craving. He was born with a birth weight of 3400 g to first-cousin parents. He started to gain weight at an abnormal rate at the age of 2 months...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology & Metabolism: JPEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987250/differences-between-metabolically-healthy-vs-unhealthy-obese-children-and-adolescents
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Aditi Khokhar, Vivian Chin, Sheila Perez-Colon, Tanni Farook, Shipra Bansal, Elna Kochummen, Vatcharapan Umpaichitra
Obesity is on the rise worldwide. An obesity subtype, metabolically healthy obese (MHO), is resilient to unfavorable metabolic and cardiovascular effects. Factors predicting MHO phenotype are not well characterized. We aimed to identify MHO and metabolically unhealthy obese (MUO) children and adolescents with respect to metabolic factors, and to find predictors of MHO subtype. A retrospective chart review was done on children, ages 4-19 years, 99% African-American/Caribbean, with BMI ≥95th %tile. MUO was defined as meeting ≥1 of the following: fasting glucose ≥100 mg/dl, HbA1c >5...
2017: Journal of the National Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28984255/risk-factors-for-cardiovascular-disease-in-obese-children
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T Chandrasekhar, M M Suchitra, M Pallavi, P V L N Srinivasa Rao, Alok Sachan
OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in pediatric obesity. METHODS: 50 obese children (age 5-17y) and 50 apparently healthy non-obese children (body mass index of over 95th percentile and between 5th to 95th percentiles, respectively) using Centre for Disease Control growth charts were included. Fasting blood sugar, lipid profile, insulin, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, uric acid, fibrinogen, lipoprotein (a), homocysteine, malondialdehyde, ferric reducing ability of plasma and nitric oxide were measured...
September 15, 2017: Indian Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28960038/prevalence-and-clinical-characteristics-of-metabolically-healthy-obesity-in-korean-children-and-adolescents-data-from-the-korea-national-health-and-nutrition-examination-survey
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Da Young Yoon, Young Ah Lee, Jieun Lee, Jae Hyun Kim, Choong Ho Shin, Sei Won Yang
Metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) and metabolically unhealthy obesity (MUO) are differentiated by the presence of cardiometabolic risk factors (CMRFs) and insulin resistance (IR). This study aimed to evaluate the prevalence and clinical characteristics of MHO in Korean children and adolescents and to investigate the anthropometric, laboratory, and lifestyle predictors of MHO. This study included data from 530 obese subjects, aged 10-19 years, obtained from the Fourth Korea National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey...
November 2017: Journal of Korean Medical Science
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