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Why are Children Sedentary: an Examination Using the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment

HALO alumnus Dr. Allana LeBlanc recently had her dissertation abstract, “Why are children sedentary: an examination using the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment,” published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. Citation details and the abstract are available below. LeBlanc A. Why are children sedentary: an examination using the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2016 Jul;41(7):790. Abstract Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviour have been independently associated with a wide range of negative health indicators including obesity, poor cardio-metabolic health, and poor psychosocial health. The overarching objective of this...

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Upcoming Webinar: Sleep, Exercise and Obesity

This event is FREE but you MUST REGISTER. Please click HERE to register for this event. A link and password will be sent to the email you register with prior to the webinar. Are Canadian kids too tired to move? Dr. Allana Leblanc, Knowledge Manager for ParticipACTION, will provide an overview of the 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (which for the first time included a grade on sleep) and new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines. You snooze, you lose? A good night’s sleep to control body weight Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, Research Scientist at the Children’s...

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Recent Trends in the Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Canadian Children

A couple of months ago, a paper was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal describing a halt or even reversal of the prevalence in childhood obesity in Canada. HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay was among the researchers with some concerns over the accuracy of the analysis used by the authors of that paper. Dr. Tremblay is one of the authors of a letter recently published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal related to this. Click here to read the...

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Is Sleep Deprivation a Contributor to Obesity in Children?

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is the author of a review paper, “Is sleep deprivation a contributor to obesity in children?,” that was recently published in Eating and Weight Disorders. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Chaput JP. Is sleep deprivation a contributor to obesity in children? Eat Weight Disord. 2016 Mar;21(1):5-11. ABSTRACT: Chronic lack of sleep (called “sleep deprivation”) is common in modern societies with 24/7 availability of commodities. Accumulating evidence supports the role of reduced sleep as contributing to the current obesity epidemic in children and youth. Longitudinal studies have consistently shown that short sleep duration...

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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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