Christine Graf

Summary

Affiliation: German Sport University
Country: Germany

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Endothelial progenitor cells: a new target for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases
    Klara Brixius
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:705-10. 2006
  2. pmc Prevention through Activity in Kindergarten Trial (PAKT): a cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the effects of an activity intervention in preschool children
    Kristina Roth
    University Children s Hospital, Julius Maximilians University Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str, 2, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:410. 2010
  3. pmc Preventing and treating obesity in pediatrics through physical activity
    Christine Graf
    Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Institut für Bewegungs und Neurowissenschaft, Abteilung für Bewegungs und Gesundheitsförderung, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Koln, Germany
    EPMA J 2:261-70. 2011
  4. doi request reprint [The CHILT I project (Children's Health Interventional Trial). A multicomponent intervention to prevent physical inactivity and overweight in primary schools]
    C Graf
    Abteilung Bewegungs und Gesundheitsförderung am Institut für Bewegungs und Neurowissenschaft, Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, Koln, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:313-21. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint [Juvenile obesity and the role of physical activity and inactivity]
    C Graf
    Abteilung Bewegungs und Gesundheitsförderung am Institut für Bewegungs und Neurowissenschaft, Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933, Koln, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:699-706. 2010
  6. doi request reprint [Therapy of juvenile obesity from the sports medicine/science viewpoint]
    C Graf
    Abteilung Bewegungs und Gesundheitsförderung am Institut für Bewegungs und Neurowissenschaft, Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:541-7. 2011
  7. doi request reprint [Application-oriented and quality management in the prevention of illness and promotion of health. Structural model for the planning and implementation of preventative and health-promoting programs]
    C Graf
    Deutsche Sporthochschule, Koln, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:1321-8. 2008
  8. doi request reprint School-based prevention: effects on obesity and physical performance after 4 years
    Christine Graf
    Institute of Cardiology and Sports Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Sports Sci 26:987-94. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint [Overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence. Is prevention possible?]
    Christine Graf
    Institut für Kreislaufforschung und Sportmedizin, Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Koln
    Herz 31:507-13. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Who benefits from intervention in, as opposed to screening of, overweight and obese children?
    Christine Graf
    Institute for Cardiology and Sportsmedicine, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany
    Cardiol Young 16:474-80. 2006

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Detail Information

Publications22

  1. ncbi request reprint Endothelial progenitor cells: a new target for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases
    Klara Brixius
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 13:705-10. 2006
    ..Furthermore, there are several reports on the clinical use of EPCs for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases. We have focused specifically on the influence of physical activity on EPC function...
  2. pmc Prevention through Activity in Kindergarten Trial (PAKT): a cluster randomised controlled trial to assess the effects of an activity intervention in preschool children
    Kristina Roth
    University Children s Hospital, Julius Maximilians University Wuerzburg, Josef Schneider Str, 2, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 10:410. 2010
    ..However, few intervention studies exist in preschool children focussing on an increase in physical activity and motor skills. Proof of positive effects is available but not consistent...
  3. pmc Preventing and treating obesity in pediatrics through physical activity
    Christine Graf
    Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Institut für Bewegungs und Neurowissenschaft, Abteilung für Bewegungs und Gesundheitsförderung, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Koln, Germany
    EPMA J 2:261-70. 2011
    ..In conclusion, a positive public health approach including political, environmental, sociocultural, and educational strategies offer the best chance of preventing and reducing juvenile obesity...
  4. doi request reprint [The CHILT I project (Children's Health Interventional Trial). A multicomponent intervention to prevent physical inactivity and overweight in primary schools]
    C Graf
    Abteilung Bewegungs und Gesundheitsförderung am Institut für Bewegungs und Neurowissenschaft, Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, Koln, Germany
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:313-21. 2011
    ..To optimize the effects, a consistent and quality assured implementation and the integration of the children's whole environment are warranted...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Juvenile obesity and the role of physical activity and inactivity]
    C Graf
    Abteilung Bewegungs und Gesundheitsförderung am Institut für Bewegungs und Neurowissenschaft, Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933, Koln, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 53:699-706. 2010
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  6. doi request reprint [Therapy of juvenile obesity from the sports medicine/science viewpoint]
    C Graf
    Abteilung Bewegungs und Gesundheitsförderung am Institut für Bewegungs und Neurowissenschaft, Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Deutschland
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 54:541-7. 2011
    ..g., via pedometers. At least 60, better 90 and more minutes of physical activity per day are recommended; the use of audiovisual media should be reduced to a minimum (max. 120 minutes)...
  7. doi request reprint [Application-oriented and quality management in the prevention of illness and promotion of health. Structural model for the planning and implementation of preventative and health-promoting programs]
    C Graf
    Deutsche Sporthochschule, Koln, BRD
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 51:1321-8. 2008
    ..The new model's aim is twofold, first to offer the users a systematic approach with clearly structured planning and secondly to clarify the quality assurance steps required...
  8. doi request reprint School-based prevention: effects on obesity and physical performance after 4 years
    Christine Graf
    Institute of Cardiology and Sports Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Sports Sci 26:987-94. 2008
    ..Therefore, preventive intervention in primary school offers the possibility to improve physical performance in children. The prevalence and incidence of obesity were not affected...
  9. ncbi request reprint [Overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence. Is prevention possible?]
    Christine Graf
    Institut für Kreislaufforschung und Sportmedizin, Deutsche Sporthochschule Koln, Koln
    Herz 31:507-13. 2006
    ..The implementation of such strategies is only possible with a combined and qualified procedure by a concerted and qualified action of all health care employees based on adequate political structures...
  10. ncbi request reprint Who benefits from intervention in, as opposed to screening of, overweight and obese children?
    Christine Graf
    Institute for Cardiology and Sportsmedicine, German Sport University, Cologne, Germany
    Cardiol Young 16:474-80. 2006
    ..We analysed differences in changes in anthropometric, cardiovascular and obesity parameters between children who underwent intervention, non-participants in intervention, and controls...
  11. ncbi request reprint Data from the StEP TWO programme showing the effect on blood pressure and different parameters for obesity in overweight and obese primary school children
    Christine Graf
    Institute for Cardiology and Sportsmedicine, University of Cologne, Germany
    Cardiol Young 15:291-8. 2005
    ..Countermeasures are necessary. In this paper, we present the baseline and final data from the StEP TWO programme, a prospective study to prevent overweight and obesity in primary schools...
  12. ncbi request reprint Physical activity, leisure habits and obesity in first-grade children
    Christine Graf
    Institute for Cardiology and Sports Medicine, Koln, Germany
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 11:284-90. 2004
    ..In this study, we examine the association between body indices, motor abilities and active (sport) and passive (television/computer) leisure time activities in a cohort of first-grade pupils...
  13. doi request reprint Influence of intermittent hypoxia interval training on exercise-dependent erythrocyte NOS activation and blood pressure in diabetic patients
    Dennis Ladage
    Institute for Cardiovascular Research and Sport Medicine, Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 90:1591-8. 2012
    ..Exercise-dependent eryNOS phosphorylation at serine(1177) was increased similar to that described for the endothelium in diabetic patients. EryNOS dysregulation was partially restored after intermittent hypoxia training...
  14. doi request reprint Relationship between anthropometry and motor abilities at pre-school age
    Daniela De Toia
    Institute of Movement and Neurosciences, German Sport University Cologne, Germany
    Obes Facts 2:221-5. 2009
    ..Thus, this study examined the association between motor abilities and weight status in 1,228 kindergarten children (45.8% female)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Strength training alters MCT1-protein expression and exercise-induced translocation in erythrocytes of men with non-insulin-dependent type-2 diabetes
    David Opitz
    a Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, German Sport University, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933 Cologne, Germany
    Can J Physiol Pharmacol 92:259-62. 2014
    ..This reaction may contribute to long-term normalisation and stabilisation of the regulation of lactate plasma concentration in NIDDM. ..
  16. doi request reprint Nebivolol lowers blood pressure and increases weight loss in patients with hypertension and diabetes in regard to age
    Dennis Ladage
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Sport Medicine, Institute of Cardiology and Sport Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    J Cardiovasc Pharmacol 56:275-81. 2010
    ..The present study investigates the effect of treatment with the third-generation beta-blocker nebivolol, in female and male patients of different ages...
  17. doi request reprint Progenitor cell number is correlated to physical performance in obese children and young adolescents
    Christiane Arnold
    Institute of Movement and Neurosciences, German Sport University Cologne, 50933 Cologne, Germany
    Cardiol Young 20:381-6. 2010
    ..Higher physical fitness correlates with a lower cardiovascular morbidity and increased endothelial progenitor cells...
  18. ncbi request reprint Recommendations for promoting physical activity for children and adolescents in Germany. A consensus statement
    Christine Graf
    Institute of Movement and Neurosciences, University Hospital of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
    Obes Facts 7:178-90. 2014
    ..The recommendations provide orientation for parents and caregivers, for institutions such as schools and kindergartens as well as for communities and stakeholders. © 2014 S. Karger GmbH, Freiburg. ..
  19. doi request reprint Cycling exercise-induced myofiber transitions in skeletal muscle depend on basal fiber type distribution
    Sebastian Gehlert
    Department for Molecular and Cellular Sports Medicine, Institute of Cardiology and Sports Medicine, German Sport University Cologne, Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6, 50933, Cologne, Germany
    Eur J Appl Physiol 112:2393-402. 2012
    ..This might be influenced by altered demands of myofiber recruitment in relation to the intensity of muscle contraction but also by its relative abundance in contracting muscle...
  20. doi request reprint Direct non-medical and indirect costs for families with children with congenital cardiac defects in Germany: a survey from a university centre
    Andreas U Gerber
    Institute for Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology, University of Cologne, Gleueler Strasse, Cologne, Germany
    Cardiol Young 20:178-85. 2010
    ..Parents of children with congenital cardiac disease suffer from psychological stress and financial burdens. These costs have not yet been quantified...
  21. ncbi request reprint [Arteriosclerosis -- a lifelong challenge]
    Christine Graf
    Institut für Kreislaufforschung und Sportmedizin, DSHS Köln, Germany
    Herz 27:760-4. 2002
    ..Effective prevention of cardiovascular diseases is of utmost importance in Western civilizations as they are on top of mortality statistics...
  22. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure-lowering effect of nebivolol in hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: the YESTONO study
    Andre C Schmidt
    Department of Internal Medicine, Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Outpatient Clinic, Berlin, Germany
    Clin Drug Investig 27:841-9. 2007
    ..Nebivolol is commonly used for the treatment of hypertension, but to date there has been no study of its use in a large population of hypertensive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus...