Navigation Links
Childhood obesity among Quebec Cree raises concerns

Childhood obesity is increasing among the general population in Canada, but the statistics are even more alarming among First Nations, Inuit and Métis children. In a study published recently in the American Journal of Public Health, University of Alberta researchers found that up to 65 per cent of Cree preschoolers in northern Quebec communities were overweight or obese.

Dr. Noreen Willows, a community nutritionist at the University of Alberta, and her colleagues also studied obesity levels in Cree schoolchildren aged 9 to 12 living in two Cree Nations north of Montreal, Canada. The researchers measured height, body mass, waist circumference and skinfold thickness, and also assessed the children’s levels of physical activity and physical fitness. The results from one community, published in the International Journal of Circumpolar Health, indicated of the 82 participating children, 33 per cent were overweight and 38 per cent were obese.

High waist circumferences were of particular concern, as this measure is often linked to the development of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Further study is needed to identify the causes behind the high obesity rates, but in general, the elementary school students exhibited very low levels of physical fitness and physical activity. Diet is another obvious possibility to consider.

This University of Alberta research is ongoing—and there’s no question that it is timely. The federal government has just announced the release of a new version of the Canada Food Guide aimed at First Nations, Inuit and Métis people.

Results of this research are published in the February 2007 issue of the American Journal of Public Health and the September 2006 issue of the International Journal of Circumpolar Health.


'"/>

Source:University of Alberta


Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Stem Cells Found In Cerebellum; Possible Cell of Origin for Childhood Brain Tumors
2. Canadian youth 4th highest in international obesity study
3. Weight control protein may yield antiobesity drugs
4. Contagious obesity? Identifying the human adenoviruses that may make us fat
5. Study by Einstein researchers could lead to a novel strategy for treating obesity
6. Major obesity gene is lost in the shuffle
7. Sleep deprivation doubles risks of obesity in both children and adults
8. Higher levels of obesity associated with greater health risks
9. Dragonflys metabolic disease provides clues about human obesity
10. Major link in brain-obesity puzzle found
11. Magic Beans -- Anti-obesity soya could help prevent diabetes
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Childhood obesity among Quebec Cree raises concerns

(Date:8/6/2015)... Aug. 6, 2015  Today, U.S. Congressman ... Crossmatch ™ to learn firsthand how Silicon Valley ... Crossmatch is a world leader in multi-factor identity ... are helping federal agencies and commercial organizations achieve ... "The vast majority of network breaches ...
(Date:8/5/2015)... Calif. , Aug. 5, 2015 The ... continuous growth in applications, penetration into newer sectors, and ... year. The global biosensors space has seen the entry ... the market so far. (Photo - ... & Sullivan, Analysis of the Global Biosensors Market ...
(Date:7/31/2015)... 31 de julio de 2015 BGI llevará a ... ) del 22 al 25 de octubre de 2015, ... La conferencia celebra su décimo aniversario este año. Desde ... una de las reuniones anuales más influyentes del mundo ... de las conferencias científicas más dinámicas, entusiastas y amenas. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Rep. Honda to Visit Crossmatch in Redwood City 2Innovative Biosensors Incite Use in Non-Traditional Applications 2Innovative Biosensors Incite Use in Non-Traditional Applications 3Innovative Biosensors Incite Use in Non-Traditional Applications 4La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 2La 10ª Conferencia Internacional sobre Genómica (ICG-10) comienza en octubre 3
... researchers at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), ... women who binge drink early in their pregnancy increase the ... The researchers found that women who consumed an average ... twice as likely than non-drinkers to have an infant with ...
... scientists at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory at ... petroleum companies to locate, analyze and process crude oil ... Marshall, a giant in the field of chemical analysis, ... with a California-based company, Sierra Analytics ( www.MassSpec.com ), ...
... water and nutrients from its plant host also taps into ... lead to new ways to combat parasites that attack crop ... Davis Section of Plant Biology studied dodder vines growing on ... from the host could be found in the dodder up ...
Cached Biology News:Alcohol binges early in pregnancy increase risk of infant oral clefts 2FSU, Magnet Lab researchers license critical petroleum data 2
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... August 27, 2015 , ... ... capital funds, investment firms and animal health companies to hear from animal health ... million. Several have also received licensing agreements or distribution contracts. This meeting ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Portage Biotech Inc. ... and Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Limited (Biohaven), announced ... I study of BHV-0223, a glutamate modulating agent. ... BHV-0223 and recently obtained clearance from the U.S. ... human testing. Portage holds 54% equity interest in ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... GUELPH, ON , Aug. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - BIOREM Inc. ... the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2015. Biorem,s complete ... ( www.sedar.com ). FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS: in ,000,s except earnings per ... , 2014 , 2015 , ... 9,398 , 4,433 Gross profit , 1,656 ...
(Date:8/27/2015)... ... , ... Inc. Magazine released its annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing privately ... for the three years through 2014. Being named to the Inc. 5000 list designates ... country. , “We are thrilled to make the Inc. 5000 list for 2015,” ...
Breaking Biology Technology:VetStem Biopharma, Inc. Among Seventeen Companies Selected to Present at the KC Animal Health Investment Forum on September 1st 2015 2VetStem Biopharma, Inc. Among Seventeen Companies Selected to Present at the KC Animal Health Investment Forum on September 1st 2015 3Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 2Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 3Portage's Biohaven doses first human subject in Phase 1 trial with lead drug candidate BHV-0223 4BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 2BIOREM Reports $718,000 Net Earnings for the Second Quarter 3iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 2iLab Solutions Named to 2015 Inc. 5000 List 3
... VIENNA, Austria, June 4 EUCODIS ... pharmaceutical, and other,industries, announced today that it has ... product is manufactured by EUCODIS,Bioscience and can be ... its beta-lactamase to antibiotics manufacturers to improve,quality control, ...
... Scientists at ChemImage are pleased to report significant ... fingerprints on paper substrates. Using the CONDOR(TM) Hyperspectral ... to apply new developments in software and hardware configurations ... untreated latent prints on paper. , , "The ...
... , MENLO PARK, Calif., June 3 Kornberg Associates ... selected to design the research areas of the new ... the announcement. , , The Malaysia ... not-for-profit research organization launched by the Malaysian government in ...
Cached Biology Technology:EUCODIS Bioscience Launches Beta-Lactamase for Antibiotics and Diagnostics Industries 2ChemImage Works to Improve Existing Methods of Imaging Untreated Fingerprints on Paper Substrates 2Kornberg Associates Architects Selected to Design Research Areas of Malaysia Genome Institute 2
... of all human, mouse, and rat ... Genomewide, predesigned siRNAs for a direct ... Ready-to-use, convenient matching solutions for SYBR ... Cost-effective RNAi and downstream analysis ...
... The Rapid-Screen cDNA Library Panels were ... just three sets of PCRs to identify ... analysis is performed in a 96-well "Master ... from 5,000 clones. Having identified the positive ...
... Library Panels were designed for full-length gene ... PCRs to identify the desired cDNA clone. ... a 96-well "Master Plate," where each well ... identified the positive well(s) by gel electrophoresis ...
... The Rapid-Screen cDNA Library Panels were designed ... three sets of PCRs to identify the ... is performed in a 96-well "Master Plate," ... 5,000 clones. Having identified the positive well(s) ...
Biology Products: