Louise A Baur

Summary

Affiliation: The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Assessment and management of obesity in childhood and adolescence
    Louise A Baur
    Weight Management Services, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:635-45. 2011
  2. pmc The Sydney playground project: popping the bubblewrap--unleashing the power of play: a cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school playground-based intervention aiming to increase children's physical activity and social skills
    Anita C Bundy
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:680. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Special considerations in childhood and adolescent obesity
    Louise A Baur
    University of Sydney Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Dermatol 22:338-44. 2004
  4. ncbi request reprint Child and adolescent obesity in the 21st century: an Australian perspective
    Louise A Baur
    University of Sydney School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 11:S524-8. 2002
  5. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for bariatric surgery in adolescents in Australia and New Zealand
    Louise A Baur
    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 46:704-7. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Optimal macronutrient content of the diet for adolescents with prediabetes; RESIST a randomised control trial
    Sarah P Garnett
    The Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:2116-25. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Twelve-month outcomes of the loozit randomized controlled trial: a community-based healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese adolescents
    Binh Nguyen
    University of Sydney Clinical School, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:170-7. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Influence of obesogenic behaviors on health-related quality of life in adolescents
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead, NSW, 2145, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 23:121-7. 2014
  9. pmc A randomised controlled trial of a community-based healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese adolescents: the Loozit study protocol
    Vanessa A Shrewsbury
    University of Sydney Clinical School, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:119. 2009
  10. pmc Effect of a prescriptive dietary intervention on psychological dimensions of eating behavior in obese adolescents
    Mandy Ho
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:119. 2013

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  1. doi request reprint Assessment and management of obesity in childhood and adolescence
    Louise A Baur
    Weight Management Services, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Nat Rev Gastroenterol Hepatol 8:635-45. 2011
    ..Finally, given the high prevalence and chronic nature of obesity, coordinated models of care for health-service delivery for the management of pediatric obesity are needed...
  2. pmc The Sydney playground project: popping the bubblewrap--unleashing the power of play: a cluster randomized controlled trial of a primary school playground-based intervention aiming to increase children's physical activity and social skills
    Anita C Bundy
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Lidcombe, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:680. 2011
    ..The aim of the Sydney Playground Project is to demonstrate the effectiveness of two simple interventions aimed to increase children's physical activity and social skills...
  3. ncbi request reprint Special considerations in childhood and adolescent obesity
    Louise A Baur
    University of Sydney Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    Clin Dermatol 22:338-44. 2004
    ..Prevention of childhood obesity will ultimately require multi-faceted, large-scale interventions...
  4. ncbi request reprint Child and adolescent obesity in the 21st century: an Australian perspective
    Louise A Baur
    University of Sydney School of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 11:S524-8. 2002
    ..Australia has a national strategy for the prevention of overweight and obesity that depends upon intersectoral and intergovernmental cooperation, supported by adequate resourcing and significant community ownership...
  5. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for bariatric surgery in adolescents in Australia and New Zealand
    Louise A Baur
    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, Sydney Medical School, Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 46:704-7. 2010
    ....
  6. doi request reprint Optimal macronutrient content of the diet for adolescents with prediabetes; RESIST a randomised control trial
    Sarah P Garnett
    The Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:2116-25. 2013
    ..Prediabetes and clinical insulin resistance in adolescents are rapidly emerging clinical problems with serious health outcomes...
  7. doi request reprint Twelve-month outcomes of the loozit randomized controlled trial: a community-based healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese adolescents
    Binh Nguyen
    University of Sydney Clinical School, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 166:170-7. 2012
    ..To assess the outcomes of the Loozit adolescent weight management intervention and to evaluate the effect of additional therapeutic contact 12 months into the program...
  8. doi request reprint Influence of obesogenic behaviors on health-related quality of life in adolescents
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead, NSW, 2145, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 23:121-7. 2014
    ..These findings underscore the importance of targeting lifestyle behaviors to promote general well-being and physical functioning in adolescents. ..
  9. pmc A randomised controlled trial of a community-based healthy lifestyle program for overweight and obese adolescents: the Loozit study protocol
    Vanessa A Shrewsbury
    University of Sydney Clinical School, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 9:119. 2009
    ..The additional therapeutic contact is provided via telephone coaching and either mobile phone Short Message Service or electronic mail, or both...
  10. pmc Effect of a prescriptive dietary intervention on psychological dimensions of eating behavior in obese adolescents
    Mandy Ho
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:119. 2013
    ..Little is known about the effects of obesity treatment on the psychological dimensions of eating behavior in this population...
  11. doi request reprint Relationship between breast-feeding and adiposity in infants and pre-school children
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 15:1639-44. 2012
    ..We aimed to establish associations of duration of breast-feeding with mean BMI and waist circumference, as well as the likelihood of being overweight/obese, during early childhood...
  12. doi request reprint Physical activity and sedentary behaviors and health-related quality of life in adolescents
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Pediatrics 130:e167-74. 2012
    ..Our goal was to assess cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between physical activity and sedentary behaviors (television viewing, computer and video-game usage, and reading) with health-related QoL...
  13. doi request reprint Effect of obesity on retinal vascular structure in pre-adolescent children
    Bamini Gopinath
    Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e353-9. 2011
    ....
  14. ncbi request reprint Parental history of hypertension is associated with narrower retinal arteriolar caliber in young girls
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Road, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Hypertension 58:425-30. 2011
    ..These findings may indicate the need for cardiovascular disease prevention measures starting early in life among offspring of hypertensive parents...
  15. doi request reprint Carbohydrate nutrition and development of adiposity during adolescence
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1884-90. 2013
    ..g., soft drinks) with changes in percent body fat, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference among adolescents...
  16. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and time spent in outdoor physical activity during adolescence
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 45:475-80. 2013
    ..We investigated the association between birth parameters (weight, length, and head circumference) and time spent in physical activity (outdoor and indoor) and screen time (TV viewing, computer, and videogame usage) among adolescents...
  17. doi request reprint Views of children and parents on limiting unhealthy food, drink and alcohol sponsorship of elite and children's sports
    Bridget Kelly
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, Level 2 Medical Foundation Building K25, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 16:130-5. 2013
    ..To determine parents' and children's attitudes towards food, beverage and alcohol sponsorship of elite and children's sports and the acceptability of policies and alternative funding models to limit this sponsorship...
  18. doi request reprint Electronic therapeutic contact for adolescent weight management: the Loozit study
    Kelly P Kornman
    University of Sydney Clinical School, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    Telemed J E Health 16:678-85. 2010
    ..To examine adolescent and facilitator participation in the first 10 months of an obesity management intervention including electronic contact (e-contact) via e-mail and short message service (SMS) communication...
  19. ncbi request reprint Intramyocellular lipid, adiposity, and muscle oxygen supply in prepubertal type 1 diabetes
    Andrew H Ling
    Human Nutrition Unit, University of Sydney, Children s Hospital at Westmead, Australia
    Pediatr Diabetes 4:126-31. 2003
    ..In the non-diabetic population, intramyocellular lipid (IMCL) accumulation is associated with obesity and poor muscle oxygen supply. IMCL levels are increased in type 1 diabetes, but their significance is less clear...
  20. doi request reprint Body mass index, waist circumference, and chronic disease risk factors in Australian adolescents
    Elizabeth Denney-Wilson
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, Level 2, Medical Foundation Bldg K25, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2006
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:566-73. 2008
    ..To determine the association between measures of adiposity (body mass index and waist circumference) and risk factors for heart disease, type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, and the clustering of risk factors in middle adolescence...
  21. doi request reprint Maternal misconceptions of weight status among Nepean adolescents
    Vanessa A Shrewsbury
    Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:2007-13. 2012
    ..These results reinforce the need for strategies in primary care that are implemented throughout adolescence to improve maternal awareness of childhood overweight...
  22. doi request reprint Movement skills and physical activity in obese children: randomized controlled trial
    Dylan P Cliff
    Faculty of Education, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 43:90-100. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate the Hunter Illawarra Kids Challenge Using Parent Support physical activity program in overweight children...
  23. pmc Effectiveness of home based early intervention on children's BMI at age 2: randomised controlled trial
    Li Ming Wen
    School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    BMJ 344:e3732. 2012
    ..To assess the effectiveness of a home based early intervention on children's body mass index (BMI) at age 2...
  24. doi request reprint Parent diet modification, child activity, or both in obese children: an RCT
    Clare E Collins
    Department of Nutrition and Diet, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, NSW, 2308, Australia
    Pediatrics 127:619-27. 2011
    ....
  25. doi request reprint Objectively measured sedentary behavior, physical activity, and plasma lipids in overweight and obese children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Faculty of Education, Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, University of Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:382-5. 2013
    ..This study examines the associations between objectively measured sedentary behavior, light physical activity (LPA), and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), and plasma lipids in overweight and obese children...
  26. doi request reprint Proficiency deficiency: mastery of fundamental movement skills and skill components in overweight and obese children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Faculty of Education, Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute IERI, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1024-33. 2012
    ..Physical activity programs designed for overweight and obese children may need to address deficiencies in FMS proficiency to foster the movement capabilities required for participation in health-enhancing physical activity...
  27. ncbi request reprint Randomised controlled trials in overweight children: practicalities and realities
    Janet M Warren
    University of Newcastle, Schools of Health Sciences and Education, Callaghan Campus, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 2:73-85. 2007
    ..To highlight and discuss the practical aspects of conducting high quality, randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with overweight and obese children and their families...
  28. doi request reprint Influence of physical activity and screen time on the retinal microvasculature in young children
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Sydney, Westmead Hospital, Hawkesbury Rd, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 31:1233-9. 2011
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Correlates of objectively measured physical activity in obese children
    Philip J Morgan
    School of Education, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2634-41. 2008
    ..Interventions aimed at reducing sedentary behaviors among obese girls should also be considered...
  30. doi request reprint Influence of high glycemic index and glycemic load diets on blood pressure during adolescence
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Hypertension 59:1272-7. 2012
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Recruitment challenges and recommendations for adolescent obesity trials
    Binh Nguyen
    University of Sydney Clinical School, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:38-43. 2012
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Screen time and metabolic risk factors among adolescents
    Louise L Hardy
    Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Research Group, University of Sydney, Camperdown, NSW 2006, Australia
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:643-9. 2010
    ..To examine the association between screen time (ST) (ie, television/DVD/video and computer use) guidelines and risk factors for cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and fatty liver diseases in mid-adolescence...
  33. ncbi request reprint Tobacco and alcohol sponsorship of sporting events provide insights about how food and beverage sponsorship may affect children's health
    Bridget Kelly
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, NSW
    Health Promot J Austr 22:91-6. 2011
    ..This paper aimed to provide preliminary evidence on the scope and potential effects on children of unhealthy food and beverage sponsorship...
  34. doi request reprint Mothers' awareness of their weight status and concern about their children being overweight: findings from first-time mothers in south-west Sydney
    Li Ming Wen
    School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney and Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:293-7. 2010
    ..To assess mothers' awareness of their weight status and to investigate whether this awareness influences mothers' concerns about their child being overweight or obese...
  35. ncbi request reprint Healthy Beginnings Trial Phase 2 study: follow-up and cost-effectiveness analysis
    Li Ming Wen
    School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, 2006, Australia
    Contemp Clin Trials 33:396-401. 2012
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Role modelling unhealthy behaviours: food and drink sponsorship of peak sporting organisations
    Bridget Kelly
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Health Promot J Austr 22:72-5. 2011
    ..As such, sponsorship of these organisations may influence the funding of community sport. This study aimed to describe the nature and scope of peak sporting organisations' sponsorship, and particularly food and beverage company sponsors...
  37. ncbi request reprint Parenting style and dietary behaviour of young children. Findings from the Healthy Beginnings Trial
    Huilan Xu
    Health Promotion Service, South Western Sydney and Sydney Local Health Districts, Level 9, King George V Building, Missenden Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050, Australia Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Appetite 71:171-7. 2013
    ..Interventions which target parental self-efficacy and parenting style may improve eating habits of young children, and contribute to childhood obesity prevention...
  38. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and waist circumference in midchildhood and adverse cardiovascular disease risk clustering in adolescence
    Sarah P Garnett
    Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:549-55. 2007
    ..Body mass index (BMI) may not indicate the level of central adiposity associated with the clustering of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Hence, it has been recommended that waist circumference be used as an alternative measure...
  39. ncbi request reprint Change in women's body mass index and waist circumference, 1997 to 2002: the Nepean Study
    Vanessa A Shrewsbury
    Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 29:183-6. 2005
    ..To investigate characteristics associated with body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference stability over a five-year period in women with school-age children...
  40. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic, familial and perinatal factors associated with obesity in Sydney schoolchildren
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 48:44-51. 2012
    ..To examine associations between socio-economic, familial and perinatal factors with overweight/obesity in 6- and 12-year-old schoolchildren...
  41. ncbi request reprint Adiposity adversely influences quality of life among adolescents
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    J Adolesc Health 52:649-53. 2013
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Opposing influences of prenatal and postnatal growth on the timing of menarche
    Charmaine S Tam
    Institute of Diabetes and Endocrinology, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:4369-73. 2006
    ..Girls were followed up at age 15 yr and their age of menarche was recorded...
  43. doi request reprint Restricting unhealthy food sponsorship: attitudes of the sporting community
    Bridget Kelly
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Health Policy 104:288-95. 2012
    ..This study aimed to determine the junior sporting community's support for policy interventions to restrict unhealthy food sponsorship...
  44. doi request reprint IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 levels in healthy weight and overweight children
    Charmaine S Tam
    Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    Horm Res Paediatr 73:128-34. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to measure IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 levels in healthy normal weight and overweight children at 8 and 15 years...
  45. doi request reprint Family functioning and obesity risk behaviors: implications for early obesity intervention
    Li Ming Wen
    Sydney School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1252-8. 2011
    ..Overweight and obesity interventions should consider addressing family functioning...
  46. ncbi request reprint Randomized, controlled trial of metformin for obesity and insulin resistance in children and adolescents: improvement in body composition and fasting insulin
    Shubha Srinivasan
    Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001 Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:2074-80. 2006
    ..Metformin therapy for adults and children with type 2 diabetes is well established. However, its role in the treatment of insulin resistance and obesity in children and adolescents is less clearly defined...
  47. ncbi request reprint General practice management of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents in Australia
    Michelle A Cretikos
    NSW Public Health Officer Training Program, Centre for Epidemiology and Research, NSW Department of Health, NSW, Australia
    Med Care 46:1163-9. 2008
    ..Childhood obesity is rapidly increasing in prevalence worldwide, but healthcare capacity to address this problem seems limited...
  48. ncbi request reprint Growth and pubertal development of adolescent boys on stimulant medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
    Alison S Poulton
    Sydney Medical School Nepean, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 198:29-32. 2013
    ..To investigate the growth and pubertal attainment of boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on stimulant medication...
  49. pmc Awareness of breastfeeding recommendations and duration of breastfeeding: findings from the Healthy Beginnings Trial
    Li Ming Wen
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Breastfeed Med 7:223-9. 2012
    ..This study sought to determine whether awareness of the recommendation to breastfeed exclusively to age 6 months and intention to meet this recommendation are translated into breastfeeding practice...
  50. doi request reprint Influence of parental history of hypertension on screen time and physical activity in young offspring
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Hypertens 30:336-41. 2012
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Medial midfoot fat pad thickness and plantar pressures: are these related in children?
    Diane L Riddiford-Harland
    Biomechanics Research Laboratory, School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:261-6. 2011
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Impact of dietary macronutrient distribution on BMI and cardiometabolic outcomes in overweight and obese children and adolescents: a systematic review
    Megan L Gow
    Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, New South Wales, Sydney, Australia The Children s Hospital at Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Nutr Rev 72:453-70. 2014
    ....
  53. ncbi request reprint Volumes and bouts of sedentary behavior and physical activity: associations with cardiometabolic health in obese children
    Dylan P Cliff
    Interdisciplinary Educational Research Institute, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Education, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:E112-8. 2014
    ..To examine associations of volumes and bouts of sedentary behavior (SED) and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) with individual and clustered cardio-metabolic outcomes in overweight/obese children...
  54. ncbi request reprint Socio-cultural differences in Australian primary school children's weight and weight-related behaviours
    Louise L Hardy
    Physical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 49:641-8. 2013
    ..To examine whether there are socio-cultural differences in overweight/obesity and weight-related behaviours of Australian primary school children...
  55. doi request reprint Body mass index and waist circumference are associated with blood pressure in preschool-aged children
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Ann Epidemiol 21:351-7. 2011
    ..Population-derived data on the association between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure (BP) during early childhood are lacking. We investigated the association between BMI, waist circumference, and BP among preschool-aged children...
  56. doi request reprint Impact of dietary and exercise interventions on weight change and metabolic outcomes in obese children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized trials
    Mandy Ho
    Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    JAMA Pediatr 167:759-68. 2013
    ..Diet and exercise represent the mainstays of obesity treatment. No systematic review has been conducted comparing the effect of dietary and exercise intervention in reducing metabolic risks in overweight children...
  57. ncbi request reprint Adolescent obesity: making a difference to the epidemic
    Elizabeth Denney-Wilson
    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, Sydney NSW 2006 Australia
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 19:235-43. 2007
    ..Other research includes the development and evaluation of service delivery models specifically targeting adolescents. A greater emphasis on environmental determinants and management of adolescent obesity is needed in future programs...
  58. ncbi request reprint Adipose tissue remodeling in children: the link between collagen deposition and age-related adipocyte growth
    Charmaine S Tam
    Institue of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, New South Wales 2145, Australia
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:1320-7. 2012
    ..Extracellular matrix (ECM) remodeling is essential for adipose tissue growth and expansion in high fat-fed mice, and there is evidence of fibrosis in adipose tissue in human obesity...
  59. ncbi request reprint Body fatness, insulin sensitivity and muscle oxygen supply in adolescents
    Fiona E Arrowsmith
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia
    Clin Sci (Lond) 103:391-6. 2002
    ..511, P =0.002) was significantly associated with muscle oxygen supply. Thus muscle oxygen supply is associated with body fat content, and certain fat compartments may be more influential than others...
  60. doi request reprint Who is NOT likely to access the Internet for health information? Findings from first-time mothers in southwest Sydney, Australia
    Li Ming Wen
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Australia
    Int J Med Inform 80:406-11. 2011
    ..This study aimed to explore inequities in access to online health information and its relation to socioeconomic status, and to inform the development of the use of the Internet for health promotion...
  61. pmc Researching Effective Strategies to Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Children and Teenagers - RESIST. A randomised control trial investigating the effects of two different diets on insulin sensitivity in young people with insulin resistance and/or pre-diabe
    Sarah P Garnett
    Kids Research Institute, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:575. 2010
    ....
  62. doi request reprint Food and drink sponsorship of children's sport in Australia: who pays?
    Bridget Kelly
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Level 2, K25 Medical Foundation Building, NSW 2006 Sydney, Australia
    Health Promot Int 26:188-95. 2011
    ....
  63. pmc Short-term outcomes of community-based adolescent weight management: The Loozit® Study
    Vanessa A Shrewsbury
    University of Sydney Clinical School, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
    BMC Pediatr 11:13. 2011
    ..The Loozit(®) Study is a randomised controlled trial investigating extended support in a 24 month community-based weight management program for overweight to moderately obese, but otherwise healthy, 13 to 16 year olds...
  64. doi request reprint Genome-wide linkage of obstructive sleep apnoea and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in a Filipino family: bivariate linkage analysis of obstructive sleep apnoea
    Bronwyn L Relf
    Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    J Sleep Res 19:349-57. 2010
    ..We have identified a novel locus for genetic links between RDI and lipid factors associated with MeS in a chromosomal region containing genes associated with inflammatory responses...
  65. ncbi request reprint Overweight and obesity among children with developmental disabilities
    Sukanya De
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    J Intellect Dev Disabil 33:43-7. 2008
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children with developmental disabilities attending a metropolitan Diagnosis and Assessment Service...
  66. pmc Early intervention of multiple home visits to prevent childhood obesity in a disadvantaged population: a home-based randomised controlled trial (Healthy Beginnings Trial)
    Li Ming Wen
    Health Promotion Service, Sydney South West Area Health Service, New South Wales, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:76. 2007
    ....
  67. pmc Adolescent-parent interactions and attitudes around screen time and sugary drink consumption: a qualitative study
    Libby A Hattersley
    Physical Activity Nutrition Obesity Research Group, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 6:61. 2009
    ..abstract:..
  68. doi request reprint An early inflammatory gene profile in visceral adipose tissue in children
    Charmaine S Tam
    Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes, The Children s Hospital, University of Sydney, Westmead, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e360-3. 2011
    ..The inflammatory pattern in visceral adipose tissue may represent an early stage of the adverse effects of this depot, and combined with chronic obesity, may contribute to increased metabolic and cardiovascular risk...
  69. doi request reprint Activity behaviors in schoolchildren and subsequent 5-yr change in blood pressure
    Bamini Gopinath
    1Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology and Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA 2Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Research Group, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA 3University of Sydney Clinical School, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA and 4School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:724-9. 2014
    ..This study aimed to establish whether time spent in sport-related physical activities and sedentary behaviors (e.g., TV viewing, videogame usage, and homework) was prospectively associated with change in blood pressure (BP) for 5 yr...
  70. pmc The HIKCUPS trial: a multi-site randomized controlled trial of a combined physical activity skill-development and dietary modification program in overweight and obese children
    Rachel A Jones
    Child Obesity Research Centre, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, 2522, Australia
    BMC Public Health 7:15. 2007
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Research to practice: application of an evidence-building framework to a childhood obesity prevention initiative in New South Wales
    Chris Rissel
    School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, Australia
    Health Promot J Austr 23:16-24. 2012
    ....
  72. pmc The validity and reliability of a home environment preschool-age physical activity questionnaire (Pre-PAQ)
    Genevieve M Dwyer
    Discipline of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney, Box 170 Lidcombe NSW 1825, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:86. 2011
    ....
  73. pmc Intention to breastfeed and awareness of health recommendations: findings from first-time mothers in southwest Sydney, Australia
    Li Ming Wen
    School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia
    Int Breastfeed J 4:9. 2009
    ....
  74. doi request reprint Smaller birth size is associated with narrower retinal arterioles in early adolescence
    Bamini Gopinath
    Centre for Vision Research, Department of Ophthalmology, Westmead Millennium Institute, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Microcirculation 17:660-8. 2010
    ..In the current study, we aimed to examine the associations of low birth weight with retinal vascular caliber and vascular fractal dimension during early adolescence...
  75. doi request reprint Tertiary paediatric obesity services in Australia
    Pamela J Spilchak
    NSW Centre for Overweight and Obesity, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 44:243-7. 2008
    ..To examine the nature and availability of paediatric obesity services in tertiary care settings across the states/territories of Australia...
  76. doi request reprint Maternal smoking, weight status and dietary behaviours during pregnancy: findings from first-time mothers in south-west Sydney, Australia
    Li M Wen
    Sydney School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 51:31-7. 2011
    ..Few studies have been conducted examining the relationship between maternal smoking, weight status and dietary behaviours during pregnancy...
  77. ncbi request reprint Cohort profile: the Resilience for Eating and Activity Despite Inequality (READI) study
    Kylie Ball
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Menzies Research Institute, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, Paediatrics and Child Health, Children s Hospital, Westmead and University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW Australia, School of Population Health, University of Queensland, Herston, QLD, Australia, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA, School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA and School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 42:1629-39. 2013
    ..Three-year follow-up data (2010-11) have recently been collected from 1912 women and 382 children. Investigators welcome enquiries regarding data access and collaboration. ..
  78. ncbi request reprint Childhood obesity in Australia remains a widespread health concern that warrants population-wide prevention programs
    Timothy P Gill
    Institute of Obesity, Nutrition and Exercise, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 190:146-8. 2009
    ..Concerns about disordered eating in children and adolescents should not preclude appropriate action on childhood obesity...
  79. ncbi request reprint Relation between hormones and body composition, including bone, in prepubertal children
    Sarah P Garnett
    Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes and the Research and Development Office, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Westmead, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:966-72. 2004
    ..However, data are lacking that address the extent to which concentrations of these hormones influence body composition, bone mass, and density in prepubertal children...
  80. doi request reprint Examining opportunities for promotion of healthy eating at children's sports clubs
    Bridget Kelly
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 34:583-8. 2010
    ..This study aimed to determine healthy eating practices and policies at children's sports clubs...
  81. pmc Dietary behaviours during pregnancy: findings from first-time mothers in southwest Sydney, Australia
    Li Ming Wen
    School of Public Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:13. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  82. pmc "Food company sponsors are kind, generous and cool": (mis)conceptions of junior sports players
    Bridget Kelly
    Prevention Research Collaboration, School of Public Health, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:95. 2011
    ..This study aimed to assess children's awareness of sport sponsors and their brand-related attitudes and purchasing intentions in response to this marketing...
  83. ncbi request reprint Metabolic correlates with obstructive sleep apnea in obese subjects
    Roland C de la Eva
    Sleep Disorders Unit, Ray Williams Institute of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, The Childrens Hospital, Westmead, NSW, Australia
    J Pediatr 140:654-9. 2002
    ..To examine links between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), insulin resistance, and dyslipidemia...
  84. ncbi request reprint Differences in resting energy expenditure between male and female children with cystic fibrosis
    Jane R Allen
    James Fairfax Institute of Paediatric Nutrition, Sydney, Australia
    J Pediatr 142:15-9. 2003
    ..To evaluate which factors might contribute to raised resting energy expenditure (REE) in patients with cystic fibrosis (CF)...
  85. pmc Adolescent-parent interactions and communication preferences regarding body weight and weight management: a qualitative study
    Vanessa A Shrewsbury
    Physical Activity Nutrition and Obesity Research Group, Sydney University, Sydney, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:16. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  86. pmc The Early Prevention of Obesity in CHildren (EPOCH) Collaboration--an individual patient data prospective meta-analysis
    Lisa M Askie
    NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    BMC Public Health 10:728. 2010
    ..This methodology minimises the publication and selection bias often associated with a retrospective meta-analysis by allowing hypotheses, analysis methods and selection criteria to be specified a priori...
  87. pmc Weight loss on stimulant medication: how does it affect body composition and bone metabolism? - A prospective longitudinal study
    Alison Poulton
    Department of Paediatrics, Sydney Medical School Nepean, The University of Sydney, Penrith, NSW, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Endocrinol 2012:30. 2012
    ..abstract:..
  88. ncbi request reprint Familial, anthropometric, and metabolic associations of intramyocellular lipid levels in prepubertal males
    Mellisa A Ashley
    Department of Paediatrics and Child Health, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Pediatr Res 51:81-6. 2002
    ..Before puberty, children develop or inherit muscle metabolic characteristics that are associated both with insulin resistance and risk factors for the development of insulin resistance syndrome in adult life...
  89. pmc What do parents and preschool staff tell us about young children's physical activity: a qualitative study
    Genevieve M Dwyer
    University of Sydney Discipline of Paediatrics and Child Health, The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Locked Bag 4001 Westmead, NSW 2145, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:66. 2008
    ....
  90. ncbi request reprint Body composition in adolescents with anorexia nervosa
    Kate P Kerruish
    Human Nutrition Unit and the Department of Biochemistry, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:31-7. 2002
    ..Malnourished patients with anorexia nervosa have altered body composition characterized by depletion of fat and fat-free mass...
  91. ncbi request reprint When does severe childhood obesity become a child protection issue?
    Shirley M Alexander
    The Children s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, NSW
    Med J Aust 190:136-9. 2009
    ..Guidelines on the point at which medical practitioners should seek state assistance in cases of severe childhood obesity would be helpful, not only for medical practitioners, but also for child protection services...
  92. ncbi request reprint Can static plantar pressures of prepubertal children be predicted by inked footprints?
    Annaliese M Dowling
    Biomechanics Research Laboratory, Department of Biomedical Science, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
    J Am Podiatr Med Assoc 94:429-33. 2004
    ..It is therefore recommended that an alternative field-based tool that directly measures plantar pressures be used to screen children in the public school system to identify those at risk of excessive plantar pressures...
  93. ncbi request reprint 3. Management and prevention of obesity and its complications in children and adolescents
    Jennifer A Batch
    Department of Endocrinology and Diabetes, Royal Children s Hospital, Brisbane, QLD
    Med J Aust 182:130-5. 2005
    ....
  94. ncbi request reprint Can Australian general practitioners tackle childhood overweight/obesity? Methods and processes from the LEAP (Live, Eat and Play) randomized controlled trial
    Zoe McCallum
    Centre for Community Child Health, University of Melbourne, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, Melbourne, Australia
    J Paediatr Child Health 41:488-94. 2005
    ..General practitioners (GPs) could make an important contribution to management of childhood overweight. However, there are no efficacy data to support this, and the feasibility of this approach is unknown...
  95. ncbi request reprint Twelve-month effectiveness of a parent-led, family-focused weight-management program for prepubertal children: a randomized, controlled trial
    Rebecca K Golley
    Flinders University, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
    Pediatrics 119:517-25. 2007
    ..Parenting-skills training may be an effective age-appropriate child behavior-modification strategy to assist parents in addressing childhood overweight...
  96. ncbi request reprint Associations between the home food environment and obesity-promoting eating behaviors in adolescence
    Karen J Campbell
    Centre of Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:719-30. 2007
    ....
  97. ncbi request reprint Structural equation modeling of sleep apnea, inflammation, and metabolic dysfunction in children
    Karen A Waters
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Sleep Medicine and Kosair Children s Hospital Research Institute, University of Louisville, 571 S Preston Street, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
    J Sleep Res 16:388-95. 2007
    ..Our results support the hypothesis that OSA is a contributor to the mechanisms that link sleep, systemic inflammation and insulin resistance, and show that the interrelations may begin in childhood...
  98. ncbi request reprint Identifying and managing childhood obesity: we can do it better
    Louise A Baur
    J Paediatr Child Health 42:401-2. 2006
  99. doi request reprint Obesity in children and adolescents
    Seng Hok Quak
    Department of Paediatrics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 47:254-9. 2008
  100. ncbi request reprint The 'Sydney Principles' for reducing the commercial promotion of foods and beverages to children
    Boyd Swinburn
    WHO Collaborating Centre for Obesity Prevention, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 11:881-6. 2008
    ..The Sydney Principles should guide the formation of an International Code on Food and Beverage Marketing to Children...
  101. doi request reprint Expert panel report from the International Conference on Physical Activity and Obesity in Children, 24-27 June 2007, Toronto, Ontario: summary statement and recommendations
    Peter T Katzmarzyk
    Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Louisianna State University System, Baton Rouge, LA 70808, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 33:371-88. 2008
    ..Promising physical activity interventions among children were presented, and important research, policy, and practice recommendations to address the issue of physical inactivity and obesity were provided...