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Professor Mark Tremblay Makes Invited Presentation at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge

Professor Mark Tremblay delivered an invited presentation titled “Active Healthy Kids Global Alliance: Global Matrix Initiative” at the 10th Anniversary Pennington Biomedical Research Center Childhood Obesity and Public Health Conference: Making the Grade – impact of public health report cards on physical activity and obesity held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on November 15, 2017. Details of the conference are available...

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Investigating Predictors of Eating: Is Resting Metabolic Rate Really the Strongest Proxy of Energy Intake?

HALO researchers Drs. Jameason Cameron and Gary Goldfield are among the authors on a paper, “Investigating predictors of eating: is resting metabolic rate really the strongest proxy of energy intake?,” that was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. McNeil J, Lamothe G, Cameron JD, Riou MÈ, Cadieux S, Lafrenière J, Goldfield G, Willbond S, Prud’homme D, Doucet É. Investigating predictors of eating: is resting metabolic rate really the strongest proxy of energy intake? Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Nov;106(5):1206-1212. Abstract Background: Evidence suggests that fat-free mass and resting metabolic...

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An Overview of Scientific-Based Knowledge on Sedentary Behaviour Among the Pediatric Population – A Conceptual Model Development

HALO PhD student Salomé Aubert is the author of a paper, “An overview of scientific-based knowledge on sedentary behaviour among the pediatric population – A conceptual model development,” that was recently published in the Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Aubert S. An overview of scientific-based knowledge on sedentary behaviour among the pediatric population – A conceptual model development. Interdisciplinary Journal of Health Sciences. 2017;7(1):1-13. Abstract Sedentary behaviour has been identified as a specifically deleterious personal practice on multiple levels of health of individuals at all ages, including the pediatric population (i.e., 0...

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Temporal Trends in the Cardiorespiratory Fitness of Children and Adolescents Representing 19 High-Income and Upper Middle-Income Countries Between 1981 and 2014

HALO Research Associate Dr. Justin Lang is lead author on a paper, “Temporal trends in the cardiorespiratory fitness of children and adolescents representing 19 high-income and upper middle-income countries between 1981 and 2014,” that was recently published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Citation details and a summary of the paper is below. Tomkinson GR, Lang JJ, Tremblay MS. Temporal trends in the cardiorespiratory fitness of children and adolescents representing 19 high-income and upper middle-income countries between 1981 and 2014. Br J Sports Med. 2017;0:1-10. Abstract Objective: To estimate international and national temporal trends in the cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF)...

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Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Energy Drinks and Adherence to Physical Activity and Screen Time Recommendations Among Adolescents

HALO PhD student Dr. Hugues Sampasa-Kanyinga is lead author on a paper, “Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and energy drinks and adherence to physical activity and screen time recommendations among adolescents,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper is below. Sampasa-Kanyinga H, Chaput JP. Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and energy drinks and adherence to physical activity and screen time recommendations among adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2016 Feb 27;29(5). pii: /j/ijamh.2017.29.issue-5/ijamh-2015-0098/ijamh-2015-0098.xml. Abstract BACKGROUND: It is recommended that youth aged 12-17 years achieve ≥60 min/day of moderate-to-vigorous...

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The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) was established in 2007 in response to the escalating obesity crisis and the increasing complexity of related co-morbidities. Today the HALO team consists of 17 staff (including 5 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 16 graduate students, trainees, undergraduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $14.5 million in research funding; produced more than 600 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 1050 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.5 billion media impressions!

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