C Maffeis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Verona
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Metabolic and hormonal consequences of two different meals after a moderate intensity exercise bout in obese prepubertal children
    C Maffeis
    Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:725-31. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Diet macronutrient composition reported before treatment predicts BMI change in obese children: the role of lipids
    C Maffeis
    Unit of Pediatric Diabetes, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity, Department of Sciences of Life and Reproduction, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:1066-8. 2012
  3. doi request reprint Pro-atherogenic postprandial profile: meal-induced changes of lipoprotein sub-fractions and inflammation markers in obese boys
    C Maffeis
    Regional Center for Juvenile Diabetes, Department of Sciences of Life and Reproduction, Section of Pediatrics, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:959-65. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Breakfast skipping in prepubertal obese children: hormonal, metabolic and cognitive consequences
    C Maffeis
    Unit of Pediatric Diabetes, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity, Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:314-21. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Diet, physical, and biochemical characteristics of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: relationship between dietary fat and glucose control
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Sciences of Life and Reproduction, Regional Center for Pediatric Diabetes, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Pediatr Diabetes 13:137-46. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint Physical activity: an effective way to control weight in children?
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Pediatrics Section, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:394-408. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Insulin resistance is a risk factor for high blood pressure regardless of body size and fat distribution in obese children
    C Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 20:266-73. 2010
  8. doi request reprint A high-fat vs. a moderate-fat meal in obese boys: nutrient balance, appetite, and gastrointestinal hormone changes
    Claudio Maffeis
    Regional Center for Juvenile Diabetes, Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Section of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:449-55. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and obesity in 2- to 6-year-old Italian children
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Pediatrics Section, University of Verona, Piazza LA Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:765-9. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Ghrelin, insulin sensitivity and postprandial glucose disposal in overweight and obese children
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Unit of Pediatrics, University of Verona, P le L A Scuro 10, 37 134 Verona, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 154:61-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications51

  1. doi request reprint Metabolic and hormonal consequences of two different meals after a moderate intensity exercise bout in obese prepubertal children
    C Maffeis
    Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:725-31. 2013
    ..To investigate the relationship between postprandial nutrient balance, satiety and hormone changes induced by two different meals taken after a moderate intensity exercise bout...
  2. doi request reprint Diet macronutrient composition reported before treatment predicts BMI change in obese children: the role of lipids
    C Maffeis
    Unit of Pediatric Diabetes, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity, Department of Sciences of Life and Reproduction, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:1066-8. 2012
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  3. doi request reprint Pro-atherogenic postprandial profile: meal-induced changes of lipoprotein sub-fractions and inflammation markers in obese boys
    C Maffeis
    Regional Center for Juvenile Diabetes, Department of Sciences of Life and Reproduction, Section of Pediatrics, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:959-65. 2012
    ..The aim of this study is to investigate postprandial metabolic response, lipoprotein oxidation and circulating cytokine levels, after the ingestion of two different meals with different fat/carbohydrate ratio...
  4. doi request reprint Breakfast skipping in prepubertal obese children: hormonal, metabolic and cognitive consequences
    C Maffeis
    Unit of Pediatric Diabetes, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity, Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:314-21. 2012
    ..The aim of our study was to investigate the relationship between the variation of hormonal and metabolic postprandial parameters induced by breakfast consumption or fasting and cognitive performance in obese children...
  5. doi request reprint Diet, physical, and biochemical characteristics of children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes: relationship between dietary fat and glucose control
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Sciences of Life and Reproduction, Regional Center for Pediatric Diabetes, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Pediatr Diabetes 13:137-46. 2012
    ..Aims: To assess dietary intake, cardiovascular risk factors, and the association between diet composition and glycemic control in Italian youth with T1D...
  6. ncbi request reprint Physical activity: an effective way to control weight in children?
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Pediatrics Section, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:394-408. 2007
    ..Also of interest is the analysis of available evidence that justifies the recommendation of physical activity programs in the treatment of childhood obesity...
  7. doi request reprint Insulin resistance is a risk factor for high blood pressure regardless of body size and fat distribution in obese children
    C Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 20:266-73. 2010
    ..The prevalence of children with hypertension is increasing, especially in obese children. This study was to assess the relationship between blood pressure, indexes of adiposity, body fat distribution and insulin resistance...
  8. doi request reprint A high-fat vs. a moderate-fat meal in obese boys: nutrient balance, appetite, and gastrointestinal hormone changes
    Claudio Maffeis
    Regional Center for Juvenile Diabetes, Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Section of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:449-55. 2010
    ..Gastrointestinal hormones were not related to clinically assessed hunger suppression after both meals...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of overweight and obesity in 2- to 6-year-old Italian children
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Pediatrics Section, University of Verona, Piazza LA Scuro 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:765-9. 2006
    ..To assess the prevalence of overweight and obesity in 2- to 6-year-old Italian children and to compare the prevalence between the north and the south of the country...
  10. ncbi request reprint Ghrelin, insulin sensitivity and postprandial glucose disposal in overweight and obese children
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Unit of Pediatrics, University of Verona, P le L A Scuro 10, 37 134 Verona, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 154:61-8. 2006
    ..To explore the changes of ghrelin circulating levels induced by a mixed meal and their relationship with postprandial substrate oxidation rates in overweight and obese children with different levels of insulin sensitivity...
  11. doi request reprint Insulin sensitivity is correlated with subcutaneous but not visceral body fat in overweight and obese prepubertal children
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Section of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Piazzale L A Scuro 10, Verona, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:2122-8. 2008
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  12. doi request reprint Could the savory taste of snacks be a further risk factor for overweight in children?
    C Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Section of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 46:429-37. 2008
    ..The quantity, type and composition of snack foods may play a role in the development and maintenance of obesity in children. A high consumption of energy-dense snacks may promote fat gain...
  13. doi request reprint Teaching children with diabetes about adequate dietary choices
    Claudio Maffeis
    Section of Pediatrics, Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, University of Verona, Piazza LA Scuro 10, Verona 37134, Italy
    Br J Nutr 99:S33-9. 2008
    ..A good balance between eating for pleasure and maintaining one's health is a challenge for anyone. Appropriate nutritional education helps children with diabetes to find this balance and enjoy a better quality of life...
  14. ncbi request reprint Fat cell size, insulin sensitivity, and inflammation in obese children
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Section of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Pediatr 151:647-52. 2007
    ..To assess the association between adiposity indexes (body mass index [BMI], fat mass, adipocyte size) and circulating inflammation markers with known metabolic relevance or insulin sensitivity in overweight/obese children...
  15. ncbi request reprint Circulating ghrelin levels in girls with central precocious puberty are reduced during treatment with LHRH analog
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Section of Pediatrics, Endocrinology Unit, University of Verona, P le L A Scuro, 10, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 156:99-103. 2007
    ..Decreased levels of ghrelin have been measured in growing children during puberty. No data are available for girls with central precocious puberty (CPP)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nutrient oxidation during moderately intense exercise in obese prepubertal boys
    C Maffeis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Piazzale L Scuro, 37134 Verona, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:231-6. 2005
    ..Increasing the exercise intensity did not promote fat oxidation. Therefore, walking at a speed of 4 km/h is recommended as practicable exercise for obese boys and, consequently, for the treatment of childhood obesity...
  17. doi request reprint Physical activity in the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity: physio-pathologic evidence and promising experiences
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Section of Pediatrics, Regional Center for Juvenile Diabetes, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:29-32. 2008
    ..Nevertheless, further studies are still necessary to design more effective preventive and treatment programs for childhood obesity...
  18. ncbi request reprint Effects of dinner composition on postprandial macronutrient oxidation in prepubertal girls
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Polyclinic G B Rossi, Piazza L A Scuro 6, 34134 Verona, Italy
    Obes Res 12:1128-35. 2004
    ..To see whether a fat-rich (50%) evening meal promoted fat oxidation and a different spontaneous food intake on the following day at breakfast than a meal with a lower fat content (20%) in 10 prepubertal obese girls...
  19. doi request reprint Fasting plasma glucose (FPG) and the risk of impaired glucose tolerance in obese children and adolescents
    Claudio Maffeis
    Regional Centre for Juvenile Diabetes, Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Section of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1437-42. 2010
    ..A gender/puberty independent cutoff of FPG may be considered a screening tool to narrow clinical indication to OGTT in obese white children and adolescents...
  20. doi request reprint Adipocytes IGFBP-2 expression in prepubertal obese children
    Maffeis Claudio
    Regional Centre for Juvenile Diabetes, Section of Obesity and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2055-7. 2010
    ..IGFBP-2 expression may potentially be one of the local mechanisms used by adipocytes to limit further fat gain...
  21. ncbi request reprint Prevention of obesity in childhood
    C Maffeis
    Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, University of Verona, Italy
    J Endocrinol Invest 25:919-21. 2002
  22. ncbi request reprint Insulin resistance and the persistence of obesity from childhood into adulthood
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 87:71-6. 2002
    ..In conclusion, obesity tracks into adulthood for many obese Caucasian children. In obese girls, insulin resistance during childhood appears to oppose the risk of obesity in adulthood...
  23. ncbi request reprint Waist circumference and cardiovascular risk factors in prepubertal children
    C Maffeis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Polyclinic, Verona, Italy
    Obes Res 9:179-87. 2001
    ..Few data on the relationship between body-fat distribution and cardiovascular risk factors are available in children, especially before puberty...
  24. ncbi request reprint Meal-induced thermogenesis and obesity: is a fat meal a risk factor for fat gain in children?
    C Maffeis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 86:214-9. 2001
    ..Therefore, diet composition per se must be taken into account among the various risk factors that induce obesity in children...
  25. ncbi request reprint Does waist circumference predict fat gain in children?
    C Maffeis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Polyclinic, Verona, Italy
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:978-83. 2001
    ..The aim of this study was to identify in a group of 8-y-old prepubertal children the anthropometric parameter with the highest prediction power of overweight, measured 4 y later...
  26. ncbi request reprint Substrate metabolism, nutrient balance and obesity development in children and adolescents: a target for intervention?
    M Sun
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Polyclinic, Verona, Italy
    Obes Rev 5:183-8. 2004
    ..Several future directions are addressed, such that a combination of increased physical activity and modification in diet composition, in terms of energy density and glycemic index, is recommended for children and adolescents...
  27. ncbi request reprint [Definition of obesity in childhood: criteria and limits]
    A Luciano
    Ospedale Maggiore di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 55:453-9. 2003
    ..However, in agreement with Cole et al., the choice to use the BMI cut-offs centiles passing through the adult BMI cut-off of 30, is reasonable. However, it is always preferable to use population specific BMI reference tables...
  28. ncbi request reprint Body size and early growth in appropriate- and large-for-gestational-age infants
    M Sun
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Verona, Polyclinic, Verona, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 92:1127-32. 2003
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Genetic analysis carried out on blood-spots of phenylalanine hydroxylase-deficient newborns detected by northeastern Italian neonatal screening
    M Zaffanello
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Verona, 37134 Verona, Italy
    Genet Test 9:133-7. 2005
    ..Consequently, the genotype/phenotype correlation could lead to a more accurate diagnosis and prognosis for families...
  30. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of childhood obesity on morbidity and mortality
    C Maffeis
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Italy
    Horm Res 55:42-5. 2001
    ..The association between childhood obesity and adult morbidity and mortality strongly suggests that a more effective prevention and treatment of childhood obesity should be pursued...
  31. ncbi request reprint Waist circumference as a predictor of cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in obese girls
    C Maffeis
    Childhood Obesity Group of the Italian Society of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology, Italy
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:566-72. 2003
    ..to assess the clinical relevance of waist circumference in identifying girls with higher cardiovascular risk across puberty...
  32. ncbi request reprint Multiple positive results during a neonatal screening program: a retrospective analysis of incidence, clinical implications and outcomes
    Marco Zaffanello
    Department of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Italy
    J Perinat Med 33:246-51. 2005
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Neonatal birth parameters of positive newborns at PKU screening as predictors of false-positive and positive results at recall-testing
    Marco Zaffanello
    Regional Centre of Neonatal Screening for Inborn Erros of Metabolism and Department of Paediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Med Screen 10:181-3. 2003
    ..A total of 38 PKU neonates (17 males and 21 females) diagnosed between 1990 and 2001 were used as positive-controls...
  34. ncbi request reprint Allergenicity of a hydrolyzed rice infant formula in a guinea pig model
    Giorgio L Piacentini
    Clinica Pediatrica, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 91:61-4. 2003
    ..Because sensitization to cow's milk is a common finding in children, the identification of safe alternative protein sources is important in the management of childhood allergy...
  35. ncbi request reprint Obesity and inflammation: evidence for an elementary lesion
    Andrea Sbarbati
    Department of Morphological Biomedical Sciences, University Hospital, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Pediatrics 117:220-3. 2006
    ..These preliminary results suggest that additional studies should be designed to clarify the cause of adipocyte fragility in obese children...
  36. ncbi request reprint Childhood obesity: potential mechanisms for the development of an epidemic
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Unit of Pediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 57:31-43; discussion 43-50. 2006
  37. ncbi request reprint Urological complications and copper replacement therapy in childhood Menkes syndrome
    Marco Zaffanello
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Section of Paediatrics, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Acta Paediatr 95:785-90. 2006
    ..Urological complications are frequent in Menkes syndrome, a very rare X-linked recessive disorder of copper (Cu) metabolism...
  38. doi request reprint Waist-to-height ratio, a useful index to identify high metabolic risk in overweight children
    Claudio Maffeis
    Department of Mother and Child, Biology Genetics, Pediatric Unit, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    J Pediatr 152:207-13. 2008
    ..To determine whether using a combination of body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) or waist-to-height ratio (W/Hr) is clinically helpful in identifying children with high metabolic and cardiovascular risks...
  39. doi request reprint Screening for impaired glucose tolerance in obese children and adolescents: a validation and implementation study
    A Morandi
    Department of Life and Reproduction Sciences, Section of Pediatrics, Regional Center for Pediatric Diabetes, Clinical Nutrition and Obesity, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Pediatr Obes 9:17-25. 2014
    ..Fasting plasma glucose and fasting triglycerides can be combined to obtain an accurate criterion to select obese children and adolescents who may present impaired glucose tolerance...
  40. ncbi request reprint Neonatal hyperinsulinemic hypoglycemia. Two case reports
    M Zaffanello
    Regional Centre for Neonatal Congenital Errors of Metabolism, University of Verona, Verona, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 54:325-33. 2002
    ..Persistent hypoglycemic or epileptic-like episodes, in particular on waking up, after meals or during banal infections, must be studied to reveal hyperinsulinism...
  41. ncbi request reprint Aetiology of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents
    C Maffeis
    Department of Paediatrics, University of Verona, Polyclinic B Roma, Italy
    Eur J Pediatr 159:S35-44. 2000
    ..Sedentarity, i.e. a low physical activity level, is accompanied by a low fat oxidation rate in muscle and a low fat oxidation rate is a risk factor of fat gain or fat re-gain after weight loss...
  42. doi request reprint The relationship between body mass index and body size dissatisfaction in young adolescents: spline function analysis
    Samuele Cortese
    Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, G B Rossi Hospital, Department of Mother Child and Biology Genetics, Verona University, Verona, Italy
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1098-102. 2010
    ..459). Because average weight and slightly underweight young girls desired a thinner body, our study suggests that these subgroups should receive particular attention in public health programs as well as in dietetics clinical practice...
  43. doi request reprint Body fat and insulin resistance independently predict increased serum C-reactive protein in hyperandrogenic women with polycystic ovary syndrome
    Flavia Tosi
    Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Biomedical and Surgical Sciences, University of Verona, 37126 Verona, Italy
    Eur J Endocrinol 161:737-45. 2009
    ..The aims of this study were to assess whether increased serum CRP is a specific feature of PCOS and to investigate the mechanisms underlying this association...
  44. doi request reprint The relationship between body size and depression symptoms in adolescents
    Samuele Cortese
    Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, G B Rossi Hospital, Verona, Italy
    J Pediatr 154:86-90. 2009
    ..To evaluate the relationship between body size and depressive symptoms, as well as the moderating effects of age, sex, and socioeconomic status (SES), in a sample of young adolescents...
  45. ncbi request reprint [Multifactorial prevention of obesity: the role of physical fitness]
    C Maffeis
    Dipartimento Materno Infantile e di Biologia Genetica, Sezione Pediatria, Universita di Verona, Verona, Italy
    Minerva Pediatr 59:567-8. 2007
  46. ncbi request reprint Parent reports of sleep/alertness problems and ADHD symptoms in a sample of obese adolescents
    Samuele Cortese
    Child Neuropsychiatry Unit, Department of Mother Child and Biology Genetics, G B Rossi Hospital, Verona University, Verona, Italy
    J Psychosom Res 63:587-90. 2007
    ..The aim of this study was to assess the relationship between parent reports of sleep/alertness problems and ADHD traits in a clinical sample of obese adolescents, controlling for symptoms of anxiety/depression...
  47. ncbi request reprint Level of physical activity and adiposity in children: relevance of sedentary behaviors
    Claudio Maffeis
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:1449; author reply 1449-50. 2005
  48. ncbi request reprint Snacking and obesity: urgency of a definition to explore such a relationship
    Dario Gregori
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:562; discussion 562-3. 2007
  49. ncbi request reprint Relationship between immigration fluxes and patterns of small for gestational age in Italy
    Claudio Maffeis
    Acta Paediatr 94:986-8. 2005
  50. doi request reprint Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and obesity: a systematic review of the literature
    Samuele Cortese
    AP HP, Child and Adolescent Psychopathology Unit, Robert Debre Hospital, Paris VII University, Paris, France
    Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr 48:524-37. 2008
    ..This might allow a more appropriate clinical management and, ultimately, a better quality of life for patients with both obesity and ADHD...
  51. ncbi request reprint Increased incidence of urinary tract infections in patients with coeliac disease
    Vassilios Fanos
    Pediatr Nephrol 17:570-1. 2002