International Journal of Pediatrics

Developmental Origins of Pediatric Obesity


Publishing date
15 Apr 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Oct 2011

Lead Editor

1Division of Child Development and Community Health, Department of Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive 0927, La Jolla, CA 92093-0927, USA

2Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology (INTA), University of Chile, El Líbano 5524, Casilla 138-11, Santiago, Chile

3Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Bioinformatics and Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Academic Medical Center, 1105 Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Developmental Origins of Pediatric Obesity

Description

Obesity is a global pandemic, with rates increasing in both the developed and developing world. Childhood obesity is a significant concern, as it has negative consequences for other childhood morbidities and is often associated with adult obesity and cardiovascular disease. Since the 1980s, there has been an increased interest in the fetal origins of the disease, with much recent work focusing on early-life predictors of the adult disease.

The primary focus of this special issue will be new research into the developmental origins of childhood obesity. The special issue will become an international forum for researchers to summarize the most recent developments and ideas in the field, with a special emphasis given to results obtained within the last five years. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Intergenerational transmission of obesity: biology and context
  • Fetal life and risk for childhood obesity
  • Infancy factors and risk for obesity (birth weight, early growth trajectories, and breast feeding)
  • Early childhood and later development of obesity (physical activity, screen time, parenting, etc.)

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 309863
  • - Editorial

Developmental Origins of Pediatric Obesity

Sheila Gahagan | Ricardo Uauy | Tessa J. Roseboom
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 478610
  • - Research Article

Adolescent Metabolic Syndrome Risk Is Increased with Higher Infancy Weight Gain and Decreased with Longer Breast Feeding

Kim Khuc | Estela Blanco | ... | Sheila Gahagan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 463850
  • - Review Article

Early Determinants of Obesity: Genetic, Epigenetic, and In Utero Influences

Kyung E. Rhee | Suzanne Phelan | Jeanne McCaffery
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 157237
  • - Clinical Study

Perinatal Factors Associated with Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Preschool-Age Children in the United States: An Analysis of 1999–2008 NHANES Data

Sarah E. Messiah | Kristopher L. Arheart | ... | Tracie L. Miller
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 354060
  • - Research Article

Postnatal Growth Patterns in a Chilean Cohort: The Role of SES and Family Environment

D. E. Kang Sim | M. Cappiello | ... | S. Gahagan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 141656
  • - Clinical Study

Excess Early Postnatal Weight Gain Leads to Increased Abdominal Fat in Young Children

Annemieke M. V. Evelein | Frank L. J. Visseren | ... | Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 936509
  • - Research Article

Postnatal Acute Famine and Risk of Overweight: The Dutch Hungerwinter Study

Annet F. M. van Abeelen | Sjoerd G. Elias | ... | Cuno S. P. M. Uiterwaal
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 324185
  • - Clinical Study

Long-Term Effects of Placental Growth on Overweight and Body Composition

Johan G. Eriksson | Jill Gelow | ... | David J. P. Barker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 920583
  • - Research Article

Maternal Recreational Exercise during Pregnancy in relation to Children’s BMI at 7 Years of Age

Camilla Schou Andersen | Mette Juhl | ... | Ellen Aagaard Nohr
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