Journal of Obesity

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Childhood Obesity and Physical Fitness


Publishing date
15 Mar 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
26 Oct 2012

1Obesity Management Centre, Institute of Endocrinology, Prague, Czech Republic

2UMR 7206 Eco-Anthropologie, Musée National d′Histoire Naturele, Departement Homme, Nature, Societé, Paris, France

3Department of Pediatrics, University of Pécs, Hungary


Interdisciplinary Aspects of Childhood Obesity and Physical Fitness

Description

Due to the increasing global prevalence of obesity which includes also growing population all around the world, numerous studies concerning body composition, anthropometric, hormonal, biochemical, health, and so forth characteristics were conducted. As prevailing causes of this increasing prevalence resulting in both present and delayed negative health consequences, secular changes of lifestyle, i.e., inadequate nutrition—disbalanced food intake not corresponding to energy expenditure and real needs of the growing organism—as a part of Western lifestyle exported also to transition and developing countries have been considered. This concerns the whole of the growing population, and also “hidden obesity,” increased adiposity without excessive increase of body mass index (BMI), due to reduced development of lean body mass (especially skeletal muscles) and inadequate physical fitness can be the result of hypokinesia and sedentarism. This situation includes also reduced cardiorespiratory efficiency and motor abilities which all are even enhancing during adulthood and are related to increased morbidity of “diseases of civilization.” The problem starts in early childhood and deserves attention especially from the point of view of mutual relationships between energy intake (diet) and energy expenditure (mainly physical activity level), which have been until present studied prevailingly in separate studies and only in later age, i.e., during school and adolescent years. For that reason, as best prevention and treatment of childhood obesity is the correction of such a disbalance, especially using exercise. Delayed effects in later life of early inadequate mutual relationships between diet and physical activity and resulting energy disbalance should also be paid attention. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Secular changes of adiposity during growth
  • Secular changes in nutrition (energy intake, composition of diet, etc.)
  • Obesity prevalence as related to different environments in developed, developing, and transition countries during growth
  • Secular changes of physical activity and physical fitness level in different countries
  • Food intake and physical activity in obese children and adolescents
  • Physical fitness (cardiorespiratory efficiency, motor abilities, muscle strength, etc.) in obese growing subjects
  • Results of reduction treatment in growing obese using exercise and monitored diet
  • Psychological and further consequences of obesity during growth and development
  • Obesity and metabolic syndrome during growth
  • Delayed consequences of childhood obesity later in life

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 828463
  • - Editorial

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Childhood Obesity and Physical Fitness

Jana Pařízková | Françoise Rovillé-Sausse | Denes Molnár
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 384167
  • - Research Article

Effects of Adiposity and Prader-Willi Syndrome on Postexercise Heart Rate Recovery

Diobel M. Castner | Daniela A. Rubin | ... | Andrea M. Haqq
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 408582
  • - Research Article

Experimental Evidence on the Impact of Food Advertising on Children’s Knowledge about and Preferences for Healthful Food

Lucia A. Reisch | Wencke Gwozdz | ... | Iris Pigeot
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 632540
  • - Research Article

Towards Health in All Policies for Childhood Obesity Prevention

Anna-Marie Hendriks | Stef P. J. Kremers | ... | Maria W. J. Jansen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 912460
  • - Research Article

Indices of Abdominal Adiposity and Cardiorespiratory Fitness Test Performance in Middle-School Students

Ryan Burns | James C. Hannon | ... | Patricia Eisenman
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 935245
  • - Research Article

Organized Sports, Overweight, and Physical Fitness in Primary School Children in Germany

Clemens Drenowatz | Ronald P. Steiner | ... | Jürgen M. Steinacker
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 437017
  • - Research Article

“Obese Equals Lazy?” Analysis of the Association between Weight Status and Physical Activity in Children

F. Kreuser | K. Kromeyer-Hauschild | ... | K. Röttger
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 473941
  • - Review Article

Prader-Willi Syndrome: Clinical Aspects

Grechi Elena | Cammarata Bruna | ... | Chiumello Giuseppe
Journal of Obesity
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