Pre-adolescent cardio-metabolic associations and correlates: PACMAC methodology and study protocol
Castro, N.; Faulkner, J.; Skidmore, P.; Williams, M.; Lambrick, D. M.; Signal, L.; Thunders, M.; Muller, D.; Lark, S.; Hamlin, Michael J.; Lane, A. M.; Kingi, T. K.; Stoner, L.
Although cardiovascular disease is typically associated with middle or old age, the atherosclerotic process often initiates early in childhood. The process of atherosclerosis appears to be occurring at an increasing rate, even in pre-adolescents, and has been linked to the childhood obesity epidemic. This study will investigate the relationships between obesity, lifestyle behaviours and cardiometabolic health in prepubescent children aged 8–10 years, and investigates whether there are differences in the correlates of cardiometabolic health between Māori and Caucasian children. Details of the methodological aspects of recruitment, inclusion/exclusion criteria, assessments, statistical analyses, dissemination of findings and anticipated impact are described.... [Show full abstract]
KeywordsCardiovascular disease; Atherosclerosis; Māori children; Caucasian children; SLEEP MEDICINE; SPORTS MEDICINE; Humans; Cardiovascular Diseases; Metabolic Diseases; Epidemiologic Studies; Cross-Sectional Studies; Life Style; Child; European Continental Ancestry Group; Oceanic Ancestry Group; New Zealand; Pediatric Obesity
Fields of Research1106 Human Movement and Sports Sciences; 1103 Clinical Sciences; 1117 Public Health and Health Services; 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences
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