Skipping breakfast among Australian children and adolescents; findings from the 2011-12 National Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey.

CONCLUSION: Skipping breakfast was common among Australian adolescents but few consistently skipped. Implications for public health: Interventions to increase breakfast should target adolescents, particularly girls, and low SEP households. PMID: 28898562 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Aust N Z J Public Health Source Type: research

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ConclusionsSuper morbidly obese patients required fewer opioids and analgesics perioperatively. They exhibited higher comorbidities with greater anaesthesia time and ICU admissions. PACU stay time and pain scores were comparable.
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo study weight loss, comorbidity remission, complications, and nutritional deficits after duodenal switch (DS) and single-anastomosis DS with sleeve gastrectomy (SADI-S).Material and MethodsRetrospective review of patients submitted to DS or SADI-S for morbid obesity in a single university hospital.ResultsFour hundred forty patients underwent DS (n = 259) or SADI-S (n = 181). Mean preoperative body mass index (BMI) was 50.8 ± 6.4Kg/m2. Mean follow-up was 56.1  ± 37.2 months for DS and 27.2 ± 18.9 months for ...
Source: Obesity Surgery - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThis study provides some evidence that both depression and obesity can affect the association between objective and subjective sleepiness. If confirmed, this insight may have implications for individualized diagnosis and treatment approaches in comorbid depression and obesity.
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe number of sleep studies performed on Veterans increased from 2015 to 2018. Access to sleep studies improved through a combination of providing care through the Veteran Choice Program, predominantly used by rural Veterans, and increased use of home sleep studies by VA.
Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: The quantitative IMT and carotid arterial elasticity were significantly worse among OSA patients. Age was the main independent factor correlated with quantitative IMT and arterial stiffness, and AHI and mini SaO2 were associated factors. There were no relationships between aforementioned adipocytokines and quantitative IMT/carotid arterial stiffness.
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Although physical activity and sleep have physical health benefits, they may not be protective against future emotional and behavioral problems in childhood in the general population. BMI in the obese or overweight range was significantly associated with current emotional and behavioral problems at the age of 11 years.
Source: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics - Category: Child Development Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
In conclusion, psychosocial well-being should have a higher priority in the promotion of quality of life among Asian adolescents. Nevertheless, further studies are required to explore the differences in perceived quality of life between genders and countries.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Mental health, sleep quality, and dietary intake are interlinked. Impairment of mental health and low sleep quality may contribute to obesity through the consumption of diets high in energy density. Neverthele...
Source: BMC Research Notes - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Research note Source Type: research
ConclusionsAge-related declines in PA were not amplified by a breast cancer diagnosis. Given the beneficial role of PA across the cancer control continuum, efforts to increase or maintain adequate PA, post-diagnosis, should be continued.Implications for Cancer SurvivorsWhile age-related physical activity declines were not amplified breast cancer diagnosis, efforts to identify breast cancer survivors at increased risk for post-diagnosis physical activity declines (or maintenance of low activity) may be a high-yield strategy to improve prognosis and quality of life.
Source: Journal of Cancer Survivorship - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
The last decade has seen tremendous advances in the field of metabolic and bariatric surgery. Evidence from randomized trials continues to build showing that in addition to obesity, type 2 diabetes (T2D) and other diseases improve postoperatively1 –3, at least partially via weight-independent mechanisms4–6. Even though many attribute degree of obesity with severity of obesity-associated disease (e.g. diabetes, sleep apnea), this is not necessarily the case. Variables other than body weight clearly affect T2D development and severity.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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