• Adenovirus-36 antibody status and BMI comparison among obese Missouri adolescents 

    Long, Kathleen Ann; Pancoast, Taylor; Ge, Bin; Tosh, Aneesh (2010-11)
    Worldwide obesity rates have skyrocketed since 1980, a phenomenon often attributed due to changes in diet and physical activity. Adenovirus-36 (Adv-36) has been implicated in the multi-factorial etiology of obesity. Adv-36 ...
  • Are overweight children more likely to be overweight adults? 

    Rowland, Kathleen; Coffey, John B. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2009-08)
    Overweight at any age in childhood increases the risk for overweight in adulthood. The relative risk (RR) ranges from 1.9 to 10.1 and increases as children get older. Not all overweight children become overweight adults, ...
  • How best to help kids lose weight 

    Barnhouse, Kathleen; Zolotor, Adam J.; Stulberg, Debra (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2010-07)
    Screen children and adolescents for obesity and offer them multifaceted weight loss interventions, based on new evidence (and a recent US Preventive Services Task Force [USPSTF] recommendation) of their effectiveness. ...
  • Hyperinsulinemia and hypovitaminosis D among overweight adolescents 

    Ge, Bin; Pancoast, Taylor; Tosh, Aneesh (2010-11)
    In the past two decades, the prevalence of childhood obesity has doubled. Obesity, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes mellitus have been shown to be interrelated. Hypovitaminosis D has also been shown to be more ...
  • Obesity in childhood 

    Jones, Aminah; Roett, Michelle A. (Family Physicians Inquiries Network, 2011-08)
    This issue of eMedRef provides information to clinicians on the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutics of obesity in childhood.
  • Prevalence of vitamin D deficiency and insulin resistance among overweight children and adolescents: a database study 

    Ruthmann, Nicholas P. (2010-11)
    To evaluate the associations among vitamin D levels, obesity, and insulin resistance in an adolescent cohort, a cross-sectional study was conducted using 10-18 year old adolescents enrolled in the Adolescent Diabetes and ...