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Pediatric Obesity

Open Access Chronic Kidney Disease Review

Role of hypertension in CV outcomes in children with CKD

Cardiovascular health is critical to the long-term outcomes of children with chronic kidney disease. Recognizing and treating hypertension is vital for improving outcomes in these young patients. 

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Adolescent obesity linked to increased risk for chronic kidney disease

19-12-2023 Chronic Kidney Disease News

Adolescents with obesity are at increased risk for early chronic kidney disease in young adulthood, particularly those with severe obesity.

How does chronic inflammation contribute to obesity?

Open Access Obesity Review

The overwhelming rise in obesity and its comorbidities requires new therapeutic interventions. This review examines the intricate interplay between chronic inflammation of adipose tissue and the hypothalamus, and the development of obesity.

Exercise enhances insulin sensitivity in children with excess weight

27-10-2023 Pediatric Obesity News

Just 2–3 sessions of 60-minute moderate-to-vigorous activity a week can substantially improve insulin resistance parameters in children with excess weight.

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Current Reviews

Kidney function evaluation in children and adolescents with obesity: a not-negligible need

Obesity REVIEW

In addition to the well-known cardiometabolic comorbidities (e.g., type 2 diabetes (T2D), metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance (IR), and metabolic-associated steatotic liver disease (MASLD)) [ 1 – 3 ], emerging data found that obesity also acts …

Beyond Obesity and Overweight: the Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Excess Body Fat In Children

Obesity Review

This article is a continuation of Part 1 where we discussed insulin resistance as the primary driver of medical obesity and the cardiometabolic sequelae. Insulin resistance has two essential components. The first is the insulin resistance itself …

Beyond Obesity and Overweight: The Clinical Assessment and Treatment of Excess Body Fat in Children

Obesity Review

Pediatric obesity rates and weight-related comorbidities continue to rise despite increasing awareness. Nationally, the obesity rates among 20–39-year-olds is approximately 40%, as reported by the CDC [ 1 ]; this is a 300% increase since the 1970s …

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Expert Interviews | Videos (Link opens in a new window)

With adolescent obesity at an all-time high, greater understanding of the individual cost and societal burden is crucial. Discover the unique challenges faced by adolescents with obesity, and learn effective strategies to help young people to overcome this disease.

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Further Reading

Exploring the association between circRNA expression and pediatric obesity based on a case–control study and related bioinformatics analysis

Open Access Pediatric Obesity Original Research

The rate of overweight and obesity in children continues to increase rapidly, and this has become a major public health problem that affects the physical and mental health of children [ 1 ]. If children and adolescents suffer from overweight and …

Office blood pressure versus ambulatory blood pressure measurement in childhood obesity

Open Access Obesity Original Research

As a consequence of the global obesity epidemic, prevalence rates of obesity-related co-morbidities such as elevated blood pressure (BP) in children are also increasing [ 1 ]. Hypertension prevalences up to almost 25% are found in overweight …

The influence of six polymorphisms of uncoupling protein 3 (UCP3) gene and childhood obesity: a case–control study

Open Access Obesity Original Research

Obesity is a global health issue, affecting people of different age groups, sexes, and economic status with two-thirds of the obese population living in developing countries [ 1 , 2 ]. Increased adiposity is responsible for changes in body …

Trend Impact Analysis (TIA) of community-based futures study for pediatric obesity in Iran

Open Access Obesity Original Research

Childhood obesity is one of the main healthcare challenges in the twenty-first century, leading to serious health problems and reduced life expectancy [ 1 , 2 ]. Most studies have shown that high-energy diet and sedentary lifestyle are the main …