1827 A New Zealand Quasi-Experimental Study of Investment in Walking and Cycling Infrastructure and Encouragement Programmes

Conclusions The reduction in passenger vehicle travel was generally consistent with observed increases in the rate of active transport trips, assuming that active trips mainly replaced shorter car trips. For the small cities studied, improvements in infrastructure and associated programmes appear to have successfully arrested the general decline in active mode use evident in recent years.
Source: Journal of Transport and Health - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research

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(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Eight months of daily, afterschool physical activity in previously inactive 8- to 11-year-olds with obesity and overweight improved key measures of their cardiovascular health like good cholesterol levels, aerobic fitness and percent body fat, but didn't improve others like arterial stiffness, an early indicator of cardiovascular risk, Medical College of Georgia investigators report.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Journal Name: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism Issue: Ahead of print
Source: Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Source: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
Source: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy Source Type: research
This study assessed 1) fasting and postprandial insulin and glucose before and after 2 weeks of HIIT in healthy adolescent boys, and 2) the relationship between pre intervention health outcomes and the effects of the HIIT intervention.MethodsSeven healthy boys (age:14.3  ± 0.3 y, BMI: 21.6 ± 2.6, 3 participants classified as overweight) completed 6 sessions of HIIT over 2 weeks. Insulin resistance (IR) and blood glucose and insulin responses to a Mixed Meal Tolerance Test (MMTT) were assessed before (PRE), 20 h and 70 h after (POST) the final HIIT ses sion.ResultsTwo ...
Source: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
AbstractThe age-performance relationship describes changes in the organism ’s structural and functional capabilities over the course of the lifespan. The typical, empirical pattern is an asymmetrical inverted-U shape association with peak capacity occurring early in life. This process is well described in the literature, with an increasing interest in features that chara cterize this pattern, such as the rate of growth, age of peak performance, and rate of decline with aging. This is usually examined in cohorts of individuals followed over time with repeat assessments of physical or cognitive abilities. This framewor...
Source: Archives of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this study, fewer than 20% of adolescents with severe obesity lost>  50% of their excess weight following LAGB. Nearly 50% of patients required additional surgery. With reports of success following sleeve gastrectomy and gastric bypass, we believe that LAGB is not a preferred choice to treat adolescents with obesity.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionsThere were no significant differences between the BMI and the FMI for predicting the degree of obesity. Likewise, there were no significant differences between them for the prediction of metabolic alterations.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
(Natural News) Lutein is known for its ability to support eye health. But a recent study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign revealed that the carotenoid can also help in boosting memory, especially for people suffering from obesity. For the study, the team collected dietary data from the participants — all of whom were either obese...
Source: NaturalNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Authors: Guzmán-Muñoz E, Sazo-Rodriguez S, Concha-Cisternas Y, Valdés-Badilla P, Lira-Cea C, Silva-Moya G, Henríquez R, Farias TY, Cigarroa I, Castillo-Retamal M, Méndez-Rebolledo G Abstract Thirty-two children with overweight or obesity were randomly divided into a neuromuscular training group (NTG) (n = 16) and a control group (CG) (n = 16). All individuals participated in the measurement of static postural control under two conditions: the double-leg stance with eyes open (EO) and eyes closed (EC). The center of pressure variables was obtained. mSEBT was used for dynamic postur...
Source: Journal of Motor Behavior - Category: Neurology Tags: J Mot Behav Source Type: research
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