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240 results for "Adolescents"


Sleep Variability and Cardiac Autonomic Modulation in Adolescents: The Penn State Child Cohort

  • Presented on June 2, 2014

Introduction: The association between habitual sleep patterns and cardiac autonomic modulation (CAM) in adolescents is not fully understood. We investigated such association in the population-based Penn State Child Cohort (PSCC) follow-up examination. Methods: An actigraph (GT3X) and a sleep diary were used in 421 adolescents for 7 consecutive nights to calculate ...


Sleep Variability and Nutrition Intake in Adolescents: The Penn State Child Cohort

  • Presented on June 2, 2014

Introduction: The association between habitual sleep patterns and nutrition intake is not fully understood, especially in adolescents. We investigated the association between habitual sleep duration and its variability with nutrition intake in population-based adolescents of the Penn State Child Cohort (PSCC) follow-up examination. Methods: An actigraph (GT3X) and a ...


Sleep Variability and Abdominal Obesity in Adolescents: The Penn State Child Cohort

  • Presented on June 2, 2014

Introduction: Chronic sleep problems in adults have been associated with abdominal obesity and cardiometabolic disorders. However, associations between habitual sleep patterns and central obesity have not been fully understood, especially in adolescents. We investigated the associations between habitual sleep duration and its variability and body fat distribution in population-based adolescents ...


Factors Associated with Night-to-Night Variability in Sleep Duration During Adolescence

  • Added on August 13, 2014

Introduction: Night-to-night variability of sleep variables derived from actigraphy or sleep diary data appears to be a novel risk factor associated with physical and mental health. However, little is known about factors associated with night-to-night sleep variability. The aim of this study was to assess the association of sociodemographic and ...


Physical Activity Levels and Nutritional Knowledge's Among Children and Adolescents

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Childhood obesity is a consequence of environments that disrupt the balance of energy intake and energy expenditure. Obesogenic environments consist of social norms and environmental factors that facilitate unhealthy behaviors around diet and physical activity. Nutritional knowledge and physical activity are cornerstones of every obesity treatment. The aims are ...



Sedentary/Light Behavior and Obesity

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Prevalence of overweight and obesity, highly sedentary behaviors (SB) and a lack of physical activity (PA) among young children and adolescent are a major public concern. They are important risk factors for many chronic diseases such as diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. However evidence has shown that most children and ...


Energy Intake and Energy Expenditure Assessment of Male Adolescent Academy-Level Football Players

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

The purpose of this study was to provide further insight into the limited amount of data that exists on both the dietary practices and energy expenditure of adolescent academy-level football players. Ten male adolescent football players, representing a professional club at academy level (mean ± SD: 15.4 ± 0.3 years; height 1.7 ± 0.1m; weight 57.8 ± 7.8kg ...


Perception of Recreation Facilities, Urban Green Spaces and Food Retailer: Relationship with Physical Activity and Junk Food Intake

  • Presented on July 3, 2014

Introduction: Nowadays, many researchers have been focused on complex relationship between urban environment attributes and healthy behaviors as physical activity (PA) and dietary intake. However, there are major gaps in our understanding of the way shifts in the physical and social environments affect changes in dietary intake, physical activity patterns ...