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01/23/24

Pediatric Research Update | Adipokines: Deciphering the cardiovascular signature of adipose tissue.

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. 

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11/29/23

Pediatric Research Update | Longitudinal Associations Between Facets of Sleep and Adiposity in Youth

Longitudinal Associations Between Facets of Sleep and Adiposity inYouth Article Summary This longitudinal study looks at aspects of Sleep that have been shown to be related to fat mass gain support the position statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), among others, for later school start times especially for adolescents. Article Review This longitudinal study from the NIH studies certain aspects of sleep and its correlation with weight gain. It looked at parameters beyond just sleep duration and correlated it with fat mass gain after one year. Facets of Sleep that have been shown in this study to be related to fat mass gain appear to support the position statement of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), among others, for later school start times especially for adolescents. There have been many review articles and clinical studies that have associated shortened duration of sleep and/ or sleep disruption with weight gain in both children and adults.

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10/31/23

Pediatric Research Update | Anti-obesity pharmacotherapy for treatment of pediatric type 2 diabetes: Review of the literature and lessons learned from adults

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. 

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09/06/23

Pediatric Obesity in a Nutshell

Pediatric obesity… Pediatric obesity is a chronic, complex, and multifactorial medical condition that is treatable using a comprehensive approach. The prevalence of childhood obesity is…

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08/28/23

Pediatric Obesity Research Update | Autism Spectrum Disorder and Obesity in Children: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. This month’s update addresses Autism…

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07/26/23

Pediatric Obesity Research Update | Neuromusculoskeletal Health in Pediatric Obesity: Incorporating Evidence into Clinical Examination.

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. This month’s update addresses Neuromusculoskeletal…

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06/20/23

Pediatric Obesity Research Update | Once-Weekly Semaglutide in Adolescents with Obesity

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. This month’s update addresses once-weekly…

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05/15/23

Pediatric Obesity Research Update | Use of Physical Activity and Exercise to Reduce Inflammation in Children and Adolescents with Obesity

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. This month’s update addresses psychiatric…

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04/11/23

Pediatric Obesity Research Update | Psychiatric Disorders and Obesity in Childhood and Adolescence-A Systematic Review of Cross-Sectional Studies

Each month, the OMA Pediatric Committee reviews a pediatric-focused obesity research update to help keep you up to date about the latest findings. This month’s update addresses psychiatric…

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