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, Fernandez-Alvira JM, De Henauw S, et al. The impact of familial, behavioural and psychosocial factors on the SES gradient for childhood overweight in Europe. A longitudinal study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2017;41(1):54-60.
  • Nagy P, Kovacs E, Moreno LA, Veidebaum T, Tornaritis M, Kourides Y, et al. Percentile reference values for anthropometric body composition indices in European children from the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S15-25.
  • Ahrens W, Pigeot I, Pohlabeln H, De Henauw S, Lissner L, Molnar D, et al. Prevalence of overweight and obesity in European children below the age of 10. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S99-107.
  • Barba G, Buck C, Bammann K, Hadjigeorgiou C, Hebestreit A, Marild S, et al. Blood pressure reference values for European non-overweight school children: the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S48-56.
  • Bammann K, Gwozdz W, Lanfer A, Barba G, De Henauw S, Eiben G, et al. Socioeconomic factors and childhood overweight in Europe: results from the multi-centre IDEFICS study. Pediatr Obes. 2013;8(1):1-12.
  • Hunsberger M, Formisano A, Reisch LA, Bammann K, Moreno L, de Henauw S, et al. Overweight in singletons compared to children with siblings: the IDEFICS study. NutrDiabetes. 2012;2:e56.


Metabolic syndrome

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

  • Ahrens W, Moreno LA, Marild S, Molnar D, Siani A, De Henauw S, et al. Metabolic syndrome in young children: definitions and results of the IDEFICS study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2014;38 Suppl 2:S4-14.
  • Formisano A, Bammann K, Fraterman A, Hadjigeorgiou C, Herrmann D, Iacoviello L, et al. Efficacy of neck circumference to identify metabolic syndrome in 3-10 year-old European children: Results from IDEFICS study. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2016;26(6):510-6.
  • Tubic B, Magnusson P, Marild S, Leu M, Schwetz V, Sioen I, et al. Different osteocalcin forms, markers of metabolic syndrome and anthropometric measures in children within the IDEFICS cohort. Bone. 2016;84:230-6.
  • Börnhorst C, Tilling K, Russo P, Kourides Y, Michels N, Molnar D, et al. Associations between early body mass index trajectories and later metabolic risk factors in European children: the IDEFICS study. Eur J Epidemiol. 2016;31(5):513-25.
  • Wolters M, Schlenz H, Bornhorst C, Rise P, Galli C, Moreno LA, et al. Desaturase Activity Is Associated With Weight Status and Metabolic Risk Markers in Young Children. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015;100(10):3760-9.
  • Dello Russo M, Ahrens W, De Vriendt T, Marild S, Molnar D, Moreno LA, et al. Gestational weight gain and adiposity, fat distribution, metabolic profile, and blood pressure in offspring: the IDEFICS project. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013;37(7):914-9.
  • Sánchez J, Priego T, Picó C, Ahrens W, De Henauw S, Fraterman A, et al. 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;97(4):E648-E52.