Special Issue "Physical Exercise/Physical Activity and Metabolic Diseases in Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2022.
Interests: physical activity; exercise; children; obesity; cardiometabolic risk factors; health; sedentary behaviors; physical fitness
Interests: exercise; obesity; cardiometabolic disease; children; adolescents; metabolic disease
Interests: physical activity; exercise; pediatrics; obesity; physical fitness; cardiometabolic risk factors
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This Special Issue entitled “Physical Exercise/Physical Activity and Metabolic Diseases in Children and Adolescents” will discuss the role of physical exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of different metabolic disorders in childhood and adolescence. This topic is of great concern because of the increasing number of overweight and obese children and adolescents as well as of youngsters who do not engage in daily physical activity as recommended by health guidelines. Insufficient physical activity seems to be crucial for the early development of an inflammatory profile, insulin resistance, and cardiometabolic diseases. Though some indicators and determinants of metabolic diseases have been identified, we still have to understand what causes the genetic unmasking of these diseases, increasing their prevalence and incidence in the youth population.
In particular, lifestyle factors of the mothers as well as of their children during the first years of life appear to be involved and need to be studied through descriptive, analytical, and longitudinal studies. It is also essential to examine individual factors that may influence children’s and adolescents' responses to different types of physical activity interventions, considering their risk of cardiometabolic disorders.
The aim of this Special Issue is to present high-quality, quantitative and qualitative original research studies to improve our knowledge of the role of physical exercise and physical activity in the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic disease in children and adolescents, also in relation to behavioral and genetic indicators and determinants.
Dr. Anelise Reis Gaya
Prof. Dr. Cézane Reuter
Prof. Dr. Jorge Mota
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- cardiometabolic disease
- inflammatory markers
- physical activity
- genetic determinants
- tv time
- metabolic syndrome
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Segmented school physical activity and weight status in children: application of compositional data analysis
Authors: Ryan Donald Burns; Timothy A. Brusseau; Yang Bai; Wonwoo Byun
Affiliation: Department of Health & Kinesiology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Abstract: The purpose of this study was to apply compositional data analysis (CoDA) for the analysis of segmented school step counts and associate the school step count composition to body mass index (BMI) z-scores in a sample of children. Participants were 855 (51.8% female) children recruited from the fourth and fifth grades from four schools following a 7-h school schedule. Using piezoelectric pedometers, step count data were collected during physical education, recess, lunch, and during academic class time. A multi-level mixed effects model associated the step count composition with BMI z-scores. Compositional isotemporal substitution determined changes in BMI z-scores per reallocation of steps between pairs of school segments. A higher percentage of steps accrued during physical education (b=-0.34, 95%CI: -0.65 – -0.03, p=0.036) and recess (b=-0.47, 95%CI: -0.83 – -0.11, p=0.012), relative to other segments, associated with lower BMI z-scores. Specifically, a 5% to 15% reallocation of steps accrued during lunchtime to either physical education or recess associated with lower BMI z-scores ranging from -0.07 to -0.25 standard deviation units. Focusing the school-based promotion of physical activity during physical education and recess may have greater relative importance if targeted outcomes are weight related.