Weight status & cardiometabolic health

Weight status & cardiometabolic health

The IDEFICS examinations program for children included measurements, among others, of weight, height, skinfolds, waist circumference, bioelectrical impedance and blood pressure, as well as questionnaires on socio-demographic factors and dietary habits, which made possible to analyse the weight status of European children. Below you find a list of articles on results from these measurements:

  • Bammann K, Gwozdz W, Pischke C, Eiben G, Fernández-Alvira J, De Henauw S, Lissner L, Moreno LA, Pitsiladis Y, Reisch L, Veidebaum T, Pigeot, I; on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. The impact of familial, behavioural and psychosocial factors on the SES gradient for childhood overweight in Europe. Int J Obes (Lond). 2016 Sep 13. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2016.137. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Nagy P, Kovacs E, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Kourides Y, Siani A, Lauria F, Sioen I, Claessens M, Mårild S, Lissner L, Bammann K, Intemann T, Buck C, Pigeot I, Ahrens W, Molnár D; IDEFICS consortium. Percentile reference values for anthropometric body composition indices in European children from the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014 Sep;38 Suppl 2:S15-25. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2014.131.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Lissner L, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Siani A; IDEFICS consortium. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in European children below the age of 10. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014 Sep;38 Suppl 2:S99-107. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2014.140.
  • Barba G, Buck C, Bammann K, Hadjigeorgiou C, Hebestreit A, Mårild S, Molnár D, Russo P, Veidebaum T, Vyncke K, Ahrens W, Moreno LA; IDEFICS consortium. Blood pressure reference values for European non-overweight school children: the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014 Sep;38 Suppl 2:S48-56. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2014.135.
  • Bammann K, Gwozdz W, Lanfer A, Barba G, De Henauw S, Eiben G, Fernandez-Alvira JM, Kovács E, Lissner L, Moreno LA, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Pigeot I; IDEFICS Consortium. Socioeconomic factors and childhood overweight in Europe: results from the multi-centre IDEFICS study. Pediatr Obes. 2013 Feb;8(1):1-12. doi: 10.1111/j.2047-6310.2012.00075.x. Epub 2012 Aug 8.
  • Hunsberger M, Formisano A, Reisch LA, Bammann K, Moreno L, De Henauw S, Molnar D, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Siani A, Lissner L. Overweight in singletons compared to children with siblings: the IDEFICS study. Nutr Diabetes. 2012 Dec 10;2:e56. doi: 10.1038/nutd.2012.28. No abstract available.


Metabolic syndrome

Here you find a list of articles on metabolic risk factors from the IDEFICS study:

  • Ahrens W, Moreno LA, Mårild S, Molnár D, Siani A, De Henauw S, Böhmann J, Günther K, Hadjigeorgiou C, Iacoviello L, Lissner L, Veidebaum T, Pohlabeln H, Pigeot I; IDEFICS consortium. Metabolic syndrome in young children: definitions and results of the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014 Sep;38 Suppl 2:S4-14. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2014.130.
  • Formisano A, Bammann K, Fraterman A, Hadjigeorgiou C, Herrmann D, Iacoviello L, Marild S, Moreno LA, Nagy P, Van Den Bussche K, Veidebaum T, Lauria F, Siani A. Efficacy of neck circumference to identify metabolic syndrome in 3-10 year-old European children: Results from IDEFICS study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2016 Feb 24. pii: S0939-4753(16)00020-X. doi: 10.1016/j.numecd.2016.02.012. Epub 2016 Feb 24.
  • Tubic B, Magnusson P, Märild S, Leu M, Schwetz V, Sioen I, Herrmann D, Obermayer-Pietsch B, Lissner L, Swolin-Eide D, IDEFICS consortium. Different osteocalcin forms, markers of metabolic syndrome and anthropometric measures in children within the IDEFICS cohort. Bone. 2016 Mar;84:230-6. doi: 10.1016/j.bone.2016.01.008.
  • Börnhorst C, Tilling K, Russo P, Kourides Y, Michels N, Molnár D, Rodríguez G, Moreno L, Krogh V, Ben-Shlomo Y, Ahrens W, Pigeot I, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Associations between early body mass index trajectories and later metabolic risk factors in European children: The IDEFICS Study. Eur J Epidemiol. 2016 May;31(5):513-25. doi: 10.1007/s10654-015-0080-z. Epub 2015 Aug 22.
  • Wolters M, Schlenz H, Börnhorst C, Risé P, Galli C, Moreno LA, Pala V, Siani A, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Fraterman A, de Henauw S, Marild S, Molnar D, Ahrens W, on behalf of the IDEFICS consortium. Desaturase activity is associated with weight status and metabolic risk markers in young children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Oct;100(10):3760-9. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-2693. Epub 2015 Aug 18.
  • Dello Russo M, Ahrens W, De Vriendt T, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, Reeske A, Veidebaum T, Kourides YA, Barba G, Siani A; IDEFICS Consortium. Gestational weight gain and adiposity, fat distribution, metabolic profile, and blood pressure in offspring: the IDEFICS project. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Jul;37(7):914-9. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2013.35. Epub 2013 Apr 9.
  • Sánchez J, Priego T, Picó C, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Fraterman A, Mårild S, Molnár D, Moreno LA, Peplies J, Russo P, Siani A, Tornaritis M, Veidebaum T, Palou A; IDEFICS Consortium. Blood cells as a source of transcriptional biomarkers of childhood obesity and its related metabolic alterations: results of the IDEFICS study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 Apr;97(4):E648-52. doi: 10.1210/jc.2011-2209. Epub 2012 Jan 25.