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Effectiveness of a Kindergarten-Based Intervention for Preventing Childhood Obesity.

Pediatrics conducted a pilot study over 12 months in Guangzhou, China, aimed at demonstrating the feasibility of a multifaceted intervention for preschool children and to provide an assessment of the efficacy. The study involved 648 children, who underwent...
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Clinic and Home-Based Behavioral Intervention for Obesity in Preschoolers: A Randomized Trial

In this phase III randomised controlled trial of 151 children, published in the Journal of Pediatrics, the authors sought to investigate whether a skills-based behavioural family clinic and home-based intervention (LAUNCH) would be more effective at reducing...
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Pilates and aerobic training improve levels of depression, anxiety and quality of life in overweight and obese individuals

It is common knowledge that exercise can play an important role in treating the physical parts of obesity, however the emotional benefits are less often talked about. In this study, published by the Brazilian journal Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria  63...
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Effect of 7 days of exercise on exogenous carbohydrate oxidation and insulin resistance in children with obesity

It has been shown in adults that the capacity to match carbohydrate (CHO) oxidation with carbohydrate availability, known as metabolic flexibility (MetFlex), may be important for type 2 diabetes prevention. Improved MetFlex is associated with improvements...
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Sleep Health and Psychopathology Mediate Executive Deficits in Paediatric Obesity

A new study from Childhood Obesity has found that paediatric obesity is associated with impairment of some components of reward-related decision-making and executive functioning, as well as poorer sleep health and greater risk of internalising psychopathology....
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