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Angelica Blais Successfully Defends Her Master’s Thesis

Congratulations to Angelica Blais on the successful defense of her Master’s thesis this morning! Angelica’s thesis topic involved studying the impact of Sportball participation in pediatric cardiovascular disease patients. Angelica will now continue with HALO as a PhD student. Congratulations,...

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The Adiposity of Children is Associated With Their Lifestyle Behaviours: A Cluster Analysis of School-Aged Children from 12 Nations

HALO Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput and HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay are among the authors on a paper, “The adiposity of children is associated with their lifestyle behaviours: a cluster analysis of school-aged children from 12 nations,” that was recently published in Pediatric Obesity. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Dumuid D, Olds T, Lewis LK, Martin-Fernández JA, Barreira T, Broyles S, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maia J, Matsudo V, Onywera VO, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Katzmarzyk P, Gillison F,...

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Estimating Sleep Efficiency in 10- to- 13-Year-Olds Using a Waist-Worn Accelerometer

HALO alumnus Mike Borghese is lead author on a paper, “Estimating sleep efficiency in 10- to- 13-year-olds using a waist-worn accelerometer,” that was recently published in Sleep Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Borghese MM, Lin Y, Chaput JP, Janssen I. Estimating sleep efficiency in 10- to- 13-year-olds using a waist-worn accelerometer. Sleep Health. 2018;4(1):110-15. Abstract Objective. In field settings, wrist- and waist-worn accelerometers are typically used to assess sleep characteristics and movement behaviors, respectively. There has been a shift in movement behavior studies to wear accelerometers 24 h/d. Sleep characteristics could be assessed in these...

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Sources of Variability in Childhood Obesity Indicators and Related Behaviors

HALO research scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is lead author on a paper, “Sources of variability in childhood obesity indicators and related behaviors,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Obesity. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Katzmarzyk PT, Broyles ST, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C. Sources of variability in childhood obesity indicators and related behaviors. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017 Aug 16. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2017.204. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract The purpose of this study was...

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Out With the Old, in With the New: Assessing Change in Screen Time When Measurement Changes Over Time

HALO alumna Dr. Katie Gunnell is lead author on a paper, “Out with the old, in with the new: Assessing change in screen time when measurement changes over time,” that was recently published in Preventive Medicine Reports. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Gunnell KE, Brunet J, Belanger M. Out with the old, in with the new: Assessing change in screen time when measurement changes over time. Prev Med Rep. 2018;9:37-41. Abstract We examined if screen time can be assessed over time when the measurement protocol has changed to reflect advances in technology. Beginning in 2011,...

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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 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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