Potential Contributors to the Canadian Pediatric Obesity Epidemic

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dc.contributor.authorSaunders, Travis
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-18T17:53:39Z
dc.date.available2012-04-18T17:53:39Z
dc.date.created2011
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/22739
dc.description.abstractAs a group, Canadian children and youth are heavier than at any time in the recent past. However, to date there has been no critical examination of the factors which are likely to have contributed to these deleterious trends. A review of the evidence suggests that there is robust evidence supporting the role of reduced sleep, increased sedentary time, increased consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, and secular increases in adult obesity as contributing factors to the current epidemic of childhood obesity. There is moderate evidence that these trends are related to changes in either total energy intake or physical activity, while there is very little evidence supporting the role of maternal age, breastfeeding, exposure to endocrine disrupters, or inadequate calcium intake. These findings suggest that targeting sleep, sedentary time, and sugar-sweetened beverage intake in Canadian children and youth may help to prevent future weight gain at the population level.
dc.language.isoen
dc.titlePotential Contributors to the Canadian Pediatric Obesity Epidemic
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.5402/2011/917684
CollectionPublications en libre accès financées par uOttawa // uOttawa financed open access publications
Sciences de l’activité physique - Publications // Human Kinetics - Publications

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