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Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Sleep and the Association With Inflammatory Markers and Adiponectin in 8- to 11-Year-Old Danish Children

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is one of the authors on a paper, “Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Sleep and the Association With Inflammatory Markers and Adiponectin in 8- to 11-Year-Old Danish Children,” that was recently published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Nielsen MS, Quist JS, Chaput JP, Dalskov SM, Damsgaard CT, Ritz C, Astrup A, Michaelsen KF, Sjödin A, Hjorth MF. Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Sleep and the Association With Inflammatory Markers and Adiponectin in 8- to 11-Year-Old Danish Children. J Phys Act Health. 2016 Jul;13(6):733-9....

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HALOites Make 8 Presentations at NASPEM in Knoxville, Tennessee

Congratulations to HALOites Dr. Patricia Longmuir, Angelica Blais, Kevin Moncion, Natasha Cinanni, Stacey Alpous, Sunny Xia and Warsame Yusuf for their outstanding representation of HALO at the North American Society for Pediatric Exercise Medicine conference from August 10-13th in Knoxville, Tennessee. Stacey did a great job of presenting the CAPL screening test in the first oral presentation of the conference. There were also 7 poster presentations (which also required a 2-min oral summary) spread over the 4-day conference. The presentations given at the conference were: Canadian Physical Literacy (CaPL) Screen: Simple Quick, and Accurate Identification of Children with Important Physical Literacy...

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HALO Students Present at CHEO-RI Summer Studentship Research Day

Congratulations to HALO summer students who presented at the CHEO Research Institute Summer Studentship Research Day on August 12th. The presenters and presentation titles are provided below. Laura Callender: Systematic review of the relationships between sleep duration and health indicators in school-aged children and youth (Supervisor: Dr. Mark Tremblay) Sheniz Eryuzlu: Assessing the test-retest reliability and convergent validity of novel instruments to measure children’s active transportation and independent mobility (Supervisors: Dr. Richard Larouche and Dr. Mark Tremblay) Holly Livock: The relationships among active transportation, independent mobility and children’s physical activity level (Supervisors: Dr. Richard Larouche and Dr. Mark Tremblay)...

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Dr. Gary Goldfield Awarded a 2016 CHEO Research Institute Research Growth Award

Dr. Gary Goldfield was recently awarded a 2016 CHEO Research Institute Research Growth Award (grant) for his project titled, “Ramping up Neurocognition (RUN): A Randomized Controlled Pilot Trial Examining the Effects of Physical Activity Promotion on Neurocognitive Development in Young Children”. Other HALOs involved in this grant include Drs. Katie Gunnell, Pat Longmuir, Mark Tremblay, and Kristi Adamo and Val Carson (Affiliate Investigators)....

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Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput Awarded a 2016 CHEO Research Institute Research Growth Award

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput was recently awarded a 2016 CHEO Research Institute Research Growth Award (grant) for his project titled, “Effect of increasing sleep duration on insulin sensitivity in adolescents having risk factors for type 2 diabetes.” Drs. Stasia Hadjiyannakis and Mark Tremblay are co-investigators on this project. Congratulations JP, Stasia and...

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About HALO

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 6 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 17 graduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $12 million in research funding; produced more than 520 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 980 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.3 billion media impressions!

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