Ghrelin, Adipokines, Metabolic Factors in Relation With Weight Status in School-children and Results of a 1-year Lifestyle Intervention Program

Christine Rambhojan; Elodie Bouaziz-Amar; Laurent Larifla; Jacqueline Deloumeaux; Josiane Clepier; Jean Plumasseau; Jean-Marc Lacorte; Lydia Foucan


Nutr Metab. 2015;12(43) 

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Abdominal obesity and insulin resistance, that could precede other metabolic complications, were frequent in obese children highlighting their high risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes in adulthood. The 1-year collaborative lifestyle intervention, involving children parents and teachers seems rather beneficial, notably in obese children, with improvements in body composition, insulin, leptin and adiponectin levels. This improvement is probably the result of different factors including the fight against sedentary lifestyles and changes in eating habits in the families.

These results might be used to encourage parents to participate in prevention programs against overweight. In addition, sensitization of families (children and accompanying) on health risks related to sedentary behaviors must be continuous.