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The Mediating Role of Energy Intake on the Relationship Between Screen Time Behaviour and Body Mass Index in Adolescents with Obesity

Dr. Jameason Cameron is lead author on a paper, “The mediating role of energy intake on the relationship between screen time behaviour and body mass index in adolescents with obesity: The HEARTY study,” that was recently published ahead of print in Appetite. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Cameron JD, Maras D, Sigal RJ, Kenny GP, Borghese MM, Chaput JP, Alberga AS, Goldfield GS. The mediating role of energy intake on the relationship between screen time behaviour and body mass index in adolescents with obesity: The HEARTY study. Appetite. 2016 Aug 18. pii: S0195-6663(16)30418-4. Abstract...

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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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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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