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Infant body mass index growth patterns predicted overweight at five years of age
The aim of the present study was to examine body mass index (BMI) and waist-toheight ratio (WHtR) growth patterns from birth until five years regarding their ability to predict overweight or obesity in children at five years of age.
Longitudinal birth cohort study found that a significant proportion of children
Metabolic syndrome represents a cluster of risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and
we investigated whether otherwise healthy 6-year-olds showed metabolic alterations.
MRI estimates of brown adipose tissue in children – Associations to adiposity, osteocalcin and thigh muscle volume
Brown adipose tissue is of metabolic interest. The tissue is however poorly explored in children
Serum n-6 and n-9 Fatty Acids CorrelateWith Serum IGF-1 and Growth Up to 4 Months of Age in Healthy Infants
The aim of this study was to study the relationship between insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1), serum phospholipid fatty acids, and growth in healthy full-term newborns during infancy.
Body mass index classification misses to identify children with an elevated waist-to-height ratio at 5 years of age
The aim of the present study was to examine BMI and WHtR growth patterns and their association regarding their ability to identify children with an elevated WHtR at 5 years of age.
Consuming milk cereal drinks at one year of age was associated with a twofold risk of being overweight at the age of five
We previously reported that consuming milk cereal drinks at six months of age was
associated with a high body mass index (BMI) at 12 and 18 months. This study examined
the association between daily consumption at 12 months of age and BMI at the age of five
Parents with overweight children two and five years of age did not perceive them as weighing too much
This study examined whether the parents of children who were overweight at two
and five years of age perceived their children as being too heavy and related the findings to sociodemographic factors.
What makes parents act and react? Parental views and consideration relating to `child health´ during infancy
Lifestyle factors and behaviours are adopted very early in life and tend to persist throughout life. Considering that the parents are the primary gatekeepers for their child’s health, there is a need to gain more knowledge and deeper understanding about what causes parents to act and react in order for early preventive efforts to have any effect.
Overweight at four years of age in a swedish birthcohort, infuence of neighbourhood-level purchasing power
The aim of this study was to explore the impact of neighbourhood purchasing power and its relationship with other known risk factors related to childhood overweight in a prospective birth cohort.
Salivary microflora and mode of delivery: a prospective case control study
The aim of this prospective study was to compare the salivary colonization in
vaginally delivered children with children delivered by Caesarian section (C-section) during their first 6 months of life.
Influence of neighbourhood purchasing power on breastfeeding at four months of age: a Swedish population-based cohort study
Parental socioeconomic status (SES) is an important determinant in child health, influencing beneficial factors such as breastfeeding. A better understanding of the influence of neighbourhood-level SES measures, relating to spatial determinants, might lead to targeted actions to promote breastfeeding during infancy
Milk cereal drink increases BMI risk at 12 and 18 months, but formula does not.
Infant feeding affects growth, obesity and life-long health. This study examined the
impact of dietary patterns on body mass index (BMI) at 12 and 18 months.
Preschool children born moderately preterm have increased waist circumference at two years of age despite low body mass index
The aim is to investigate the development of waist circumference (WC) in preschool children born preterm compared with a population-based reference.
Factors associated with discontinuation of breastfeeding before 1 month of age
Breastfeeding is associated with many benefits for both mother and child. Initiation rates are high in Sweden. Recently a slight decline is seen. The aim of this study was to assess factors associated with discontinuation of breastfeeding during the first 4 weeks
Population-based waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio reference values in preschool children
To establish new reference values for measurements of waist circumference and waist-toheight ratio in preschool children.
Nutrition- and feeding practice-related risk factors for rapid weight gain during the first year of life: a population-based birth cohort study
The present study aimed to examine nutrition- and feeding practice-related risk factors for RWG during the first year of life.
Young Investigator award 2019
Emma Kjellberg receives the award for her paper ”Longitudinal birth cohort study found that a significant proportion of children had abnormal metabolic profiles and insulin resistance at 6 years of age.”
The authors conducted a longitudinal study in Halland, Sweden, to investigate whether otherwise healthy six-year-olds showed metabolic alterations that could increase their risk for cardiovascular disease…