Childhood Obesity

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Socioeconomic status in childhood and obesity in adults: a population-based study

This paper, published in Revista de Saúde Pública, aimed to determine the relationship between socioeconomic status (SS) in childhood and obesity in adult life. It conducted a cross-sectional analysis of a population of 1,222 adults in Florianópolis,...
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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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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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Weight loss at any age results in cost savings

A study from Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health has suggested that helping an adult lose weight leads to significant cost savings. The peak for these savings is when the individual is 50 years old. These costs include direct medical costs...
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