Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children


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Limitations of z-Scores in Assessing Obesity Interventions

growth_1A recent study concludes that expressing very high BMIs relative to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 95th percentile would be preferable to using BMI-for-age, particularly when assessing the effectiveness of interventions.

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BMI z-Scores…

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Despite BMI z-scores being widely used in cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses of children with severe obesity, a recent study found that BMI z-score functions poorly as an indicator of adiposity among children with severe obesity.

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Lifestyle Factors, Psychosocial Well-Being, and BMI

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A recent study found that various lifestyle factors, such as eating breakfast and getting enough sleep in childhood could predict body mass index (BMI) in early adolescence. Investigators also found a correlation between an increase in BMI and a decrease in psychosocial well-being.

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