TITLE

Body composition assessment in obese children and adolescents

AUTHOR(S)
Kagawa, M.; Hills, A. P.
PUB. DATE
December 2010
SOURCE
International Journal of Body Composition Research;2010 Supplement, Vol. 8, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Childhood obesity is a growing public health problem. The application of detailed body composition assessment techniques is important to better understand the health status of children and adolescents. However, body composition assessment techniques in current use may involve assumptions which render them inappropriate for many individuals. The physical characteristics of children and adults differ and similarly there are differences between obese and non-obese individuals. Therefore, body composition values derived from obese children and adolescents need to be interpreted with caution if equations or approaches have been generated using normal-weight individuals. The current paper provides an overview of selected body composition assessment techniques with an emphasis on their usefulness in estimating body composition among obese children and adolescents. The paper also presents some future recommendations for research in this area.
ACCESSION #
84569731

 

Related Articles

  • The fat of the nation. Netherwood, Cathy // Australian Parents;Oct/Nov2006, p57 

    The article presents an update on obesity in Australia. With a quarter of Australian school children overweight or obese, and the figures still rising, there is a need to understand obesity better if Australians are going to be able to control it effectively. Controlling obesity starts at home,...

  • Combating childhood obesity.  // Education Journal;Feb2006, Issue 92, p41 

    The article focuses on the efforts of Scottish government to combat childhood obesity in the country. According to the study, children in the country drink more fizzy drinks than youngsters anywhere else in Europe. The study added that one of the reasons childhood obesity is increasing is...

  • An Australian childhood obesity summit: the role of data and evidence in 'public' policy making. Nathan, SA; Develin, E; Grove, N; Zwi, AB // Australia & New Zealand Health Policy (ANZHP);2005, Vol. 2, p17 

    Background: Overweight and obesity in Australia has risen at an alarming rate over the last 20 years as in other industrialised countries around the world, yet the policy response, locally and globally, has been limited. Using a childhood obesity summit held in Australia in 2002 as a case study,...

  • UK campaign against childhood obesity encounters problems.  // Active Living;Jul2006, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p22 

    This article reports on the problem facing the government campaign in Great Britain against stopping the rise of child obesity. The problem is due to confusion among professionals over the best way to tackle the problem. Three agencies of the government have reported the problem. There is a rise...

  • Význam časné detekce inzulinové rezistence u dÄ›tské populace. Pastucha, Dalibor; Malinčíková, Jana; Hyjánek, Jiří; Horáková, Dagmar; Janout, Vladimír // Medicina Sportiva Bohemica et Slovaca;2008, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p145 

    Obesity and arterial hypertension are a serious risk factors for insulin resistance patients leading to diabetes and other disorders. The aim of this study was to compare average levels of the homeostatic indices HOMA and QUICKI in obese children compared to healthy and hypertonic children in...

  • Regional differences in overweight: an effect of people or place? Hawkins, S. S.; Griffiths, L. J.; Cole, T. J.; Dezateux, C.; Law, C. // Archives of Disease in Childhood;May2008, Vol. 93 Issue 5, p407 

    Objective: To examine UK country and English regional differences in childhood overweight (including obesity) at 3 years and determine whether any differences persist after adjustment for individual risk factors. Design: Nationally representative prospective study. Setting: England, Wales,...

  • The Role of the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist in Preventing Childhood Obesity.  // Strength & Conditioning Journal;Aug2006, Vol. 28 Issue 4, p54 

    Obesity is a leading cause of many chronic diseases. The likelihood of adult obesity increases if one is obese as a child. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist professionals in the high school setting can promote health and fitness to our youth through education and exercise prescription.

  • Overweight among primary school-age children in Malaysia. Naidu, Balkish Mahadir; Mahmud, Siti Zuraidah; Ambak, Rashidah; Sallehuddin, Syafinaz Mohd; Mutalip, Hatta Abdul; Saari, Riyanti; Sahril, Norhafizah; Hamid, Hamizatul Akmal Abdul // Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Sep2013, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p408 

    This study is a secondary data analysis from the National Health Morbidity Survey III, a population-based stud conducted in 2006. A total of 7,749 children between 7 and 12 years old were recruited into the study. This study seeks to report the prevalence of overweight (including obesity)...

  • Prevalence of overweight and obesity in 8 to 15 year-old children in Sidi-bel-Abbes, Algeria. Diaf, Mustapha; Khaled, Boumediene Meghit // Middle East Journal of Family Medicine;Dec2011, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p10 

    Background and Objectives: The prevalence of childhood obesity has been dramatically increasing worldwide. This study was performed to estimate the prevalence of overweight and obesity in school children age 8 to 15 years in Sidi-Bel-Abbes (north-western region of Algeria). Subjects and Methods:...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics