Television, Adiposity, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents

submitted by: amandastaiano
Background: It is largely unknown how TV use relates to depot-specif?c adiposity or cardiometabolic risk in children. Purpose: To examine relationships between having a TVin the bedroom and TV viewing time with total fat mass, abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adiposity, and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 369 children and adolescents aged 5–18 years was conducted (2010 –2011; analysis 2011–2012). Waist circumference;...
Authors: Amanda E. Staiano, Deirdre M. Harrington, Stephanie T. Broyles, Alok K. Gupta, Peter T. Katzmarzyk

The Obesity Paradox, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Coronary Heart Disease

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, a cardiologist from Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, discusses an article appearing in the May 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which provides further evidence for the validation of the obesity paradox. Previous study results may be misleading if fitnessof the patient is not also considered.
Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(12)00266-2/fulltext