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The overall objective of the study is to determine the pharmacokinetics of Vitamin D supplementation in children who have asthma and are overweight or obese.
In obese adolescents, the severity of obesity should not influence the outcome of resting PFT. The amplitudes of the rest PFT should make it possible to predict the performance achieved while exercising on a cycloergometer. We wish to highlight the presence of a significant correlation, probably low, between some respiratory parameters at rest, and cardio-vascular parameters at the exercise.
Family style dining is a widely-advocated approach by which to feed children in early education settings. While family-style dining is hypothesized to allow children to attend to their hunger and satiety and consume only the amount of food they need to meet their energy needs, children's ability to self-regulate eating in this setting is dependent on a number of factors including early life experiences, the feeding strategies caregivers use during meals, and the eating environment. The goal of this study is to develop and implement a novel curriculum for childcare providers, Mealtime Matters, that addresses the factors that interfere with children's self-regulation of eating and offers caregivers strategies to reduce exposures that promote over-eating in the early education environment. Mealtime Matters will be pilot tested through a randomized controlled trial design with 7 Head Start classrooms, enrolling approximately 72 low-income preschool-aged children. Intervention feasibility and acceptability will be examined, as well as changes in caregiver/child mealtime interactions and children's dietary intake during meals at Head Start. Study results will inform the development of a fully-scaled efficacy trial.
Childhood obesity is a global health issue. Mexico has been considered as the country with the higher number of children with obesity. There are not approved drugs to support diet and exercise as the first step to lose weight. Animal models and clinical trials in adults have provided evidence about safety and efficacy of interventions such as: prebiotics, curcumin, and omega- 3 fatty acids. The hypothesis of this study is: that non-pharmacological alternatives could support diet and exercise to decrease the weight of children with obesity.
The study aims to adapt a lifestyle modification program to engage GDM women early in the postnatal period to evaluate its effectiveness in reducing adiposity and metabolic parameters in the mother. Women will be randomized to receive a structured intervention or standard care.
The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of the iGrow Readers curriculum in changing diet and physical activity knowledge among preschool-aged children. The secondary objective of this study was to better understand the relationship between diet and physical activity related outcome variables in preschool aged children and their primary caregivers.
Globally, childhood overweight and obesity is a public health problem. Although the rising trend in children's body mass index (BMI) has plateaued in some high-income countries, it has accelerated in low- and middle-income countries. It is especially true amongst Chinese children with the annual increase rate of obesity during 2010-2014 greater than any other periods from 1985 to 2010. With the dramatic economic development in China, children are now growing up in an increasingly 'obesogenic' environment. For example, the availability and ubiquity of computers and smart phones promote sedentary time, and access to energy dense food and sugar sweetened beverages is now widespread. Effective childhood obesity intervention is urgently needed in China. Although over 20 intervention studies for overweight/obesity among children and adolescents have been conducted in China since the 1990s, most of them had moderate or serious methodological weaknesses. For example, they did not report the number of students, schools or districts initially approached to participate, raising the possibility of selection and recruitment bias. Additionally, although they stated the allocation of intervention and control were randomized, no description of the method of randomization was reported. Given the relative lack of high-quality interventions for childhood overweight/obesity, the investigators designed a cluster randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness of a multicomponent one-academic-year intervention among 24 primary schools (approximately 1200 students) in the eastern (Beijing), middle (Shanxi) and western (Xinjiang) part of China. The study aims to identify: 1) whether the school-based intervention will be effective for preventing excessive weight gain among children; 2) whether the intervention will be beneficial for improving healthy eating, physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviors among children.
Tools to help parents talking about weight-related issues with their children are limited. The investigators have developed one whiteboard video that aims to help parents feel more comfortable talking about weight with their children. This study aims to evaluate this video using pre and post questionnaires. With the questionnaires, the investigators want to evaluate the content, the quality, the usability of the video and to measure how helpful the video was for parents.
This study is evaluating the acceptability and feasibility of a 10 session parent-targeted phone-based childhood obesity treatment (n=40). A factorial design (2 X 2 X 2) will be used to examine the acceptability and feasibility of 3 intervention components: 1) the first session being conducted in person, 2) involving a second adult caregiver, and 3) a weekly weighing of child via WiFi-enabled scales.
The investigators propose a study to evaluate the success of a bicycle distribution program in increasing physical activity level, decreasing sedentary activity levels and positively affecting body-mass index (BMI) in participants aged 6 to 12 years old with overweight or obesity, who do not already own a bicycle, and are patients at the Children's Hospital Colorado Child Health Clinic (CHC), Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, or Rocky Mountain Youth Clinics. The investigators anticipate that the receipt of a bicycle will increase physical activity level, decrease sedentary activity time and decrease or stabilize patients' BMI. The investigators will answer this research question by distributing bicycles to 525 children and conducting follow up visits over the course of a year to measure the outcomes of interest.