Why these Pacific Island nations have world's highest childhood obesity rates

Childhood obesity continues to rise around the world, and the World Health Organization has called it "one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century."
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DiscussionObesity and smoking are both factors determining infection free survival in two-stage revision hip arthroplasty. Clinicians should be aware of potential complications and anticipate a higher likelihood of conversion to a Girdlestone resection or even amputation in this group of patients.Level of evidenceIII, retrospective cohort study.
Source: Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research - Category: Orthopaedics Source Type: research
Objective: Although emerging data indicate that obese/overweight children are more likely to develop functional gastrointestinal disorders (FGIDs) than normal-weight peers, contrasting results have been reported. The present observational, case-control study aimed at estimating the prevalence of FGIDs in obese/overweight children compared to normal-weight peers. Methods: Consecutive obese and overweight children aged 4 to 18 years attending the obesity outpatient clinic were enrolled as study cases. Normal-weight children were enrolled as comparison group. All the enrolled patients received a thorough health examinati...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Original Articles: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
A new study finds that overweight patients who used CPAP while adhering to a low-calorie diet lost more weight than those who dieted alone.
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A joint statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Heart Association endorsed suggestions they say will help curb the childhood obesity epidemic.
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Publication date: Available online 25 March 2019Source: Research in MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Fernanda Cornejo-Granados, Ana María Calderón de la Barca, Nimbe Torres, Esperanza Martínez-Romero, Javier Torres, Yolanda López-Vidal, Xavier Soberón, Laila P. Partida-Martínez, Sandra Pinto-Cardoso, Luis David Alcaraz, Liliana Pardo-López, Samuel Canizales-Quinteros, José Luis Puente, Adrián Ochoa-LeyvaAbstractA weekly conference series paired with lectures entitled “Microbiome-MX: exploring the Microbiota and Microbiome Research in Mexico” was organized to ...
Source: Research in Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
This study applies non-inferiority testing to assess the relationship between child weight and food security status in a sample of 808 children between 3 and 5 years old who were attending an urban, state-funded preschool program. Most families were African American (72.3%). Analyses were conducted using non-inferiority testing to evaluate the overweight-food security association. Odds of being overweight in the Food Insecure (FI) group were .643 (95% CI .525 to .788) while odds from the Food Secure (FS) group were .570 (95% CI .464 to .697), OR=1.127 (P=.004). These findings held across sub-groups of gender, race, and fam...
Source: Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Tags: J Hunger Environ Nutr Source Type: research
A study, published inThe Journals of Gerontology: Series A, reports that overweight or obese older women taking too much vitamin D have slower reaction times and a greater risk of falling.Medical News Today
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The frequency and severity of migraines experienced by obese adults and children was reduced after weight loss, according to a study presented at the Endocrine Society annual meeting.Healio
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This study assessed the effects of chronic dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) administration and exercise training on testicular sex steroid hormone levels and reproductive function in high-sucrose induced obese rats. After 14 weeks of a high-sucrose diet, Wistar male rats were assigned randomly to the control, exercise training (running at 25 m/min for 1 h, 5 days/week), DHEA administration, and combined exercise training and DHEA administration groups (n = 7 each group). Six weeks of DHEA administration and/or exercise training significantly increased plasma concentrations of DHEA and 5α-dihy...
Source: The Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most widely recognized arrhythmia. Systemic arterial hypertension, diabetes, obesity, heart failure, and valvular heart diseases are major risk factors for the onset and progression of AF. Various studies have emphasized the augmented anxiety rate among AF patients due to the poor quality of life; however, little information is known about the possibility of triggering atrial fibrillation by anxiety. The present review sought to underline the possible pathophysiological association between AF and anxiety disorders and suggests that anxiety can be an independent risk factor ...
Source: Cardiology Research and Practice - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Cardiol Res Pract Source Type: research
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