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International Conference on Childhood Obesity & Child Development, will be organized around the theme “To Unfold the Intricacy of being fit”

Childhood Obesity 2016 is comprised of 28 tracks and 221 sessions designed to offer comprehensive sessions that address current issues in Childhood Obesity 2016.

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Many Childhood Obesity prevention strategies and policies have been proposed to counter obesity, and some of those proposed policies focus on altering the food system to influence food consumption habits and thus obesity and nutrition by changing the choices available to consumers or by changing the incentives to choose.To reverse the obesity epidemic, places and practices need to support healthy eating and active living. The recommended strategies to prevent obesity are Early Care and Education Strategies, School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating, Physical Activity and School-Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Strategies- School Lunch Programs, After-School Programs.

  • Track 1-1 Nutrition & Physical Activity Intervention to Preschoolers
  • Track 1-2Public Health Strategies to Prevent Obesity
  • Track 1-3Obesity Prevention in Preschool,Primary Care, Families & Communities
  • Track 1-4Unhealthy Products: Marketing/ Advertisements and Awareness
  • Track 1-5School Lunch, Policy & Environment: in Preventing Childhood Obesity
  • Track 1-6To Enhance Food Environment in Public Recreation and Sport Settings
  • Track 1-7Childhood Obesity Prevention from Pregnancy
  • Track 1-8The Role of Local Bike Policies & Greenways in Preventing Childhood obesity
  • Track 1-9Foods and Beverages Marketing: Effect and Role of Legal Ethics
  • Track 1-10Variations in Licensure Regulations among Child Care Centers
  • Track 1-11 After-School Programs for Reducing Pediatric Obesity
  • Track 1-12Child Care Policy Changes: Cost Effectiveness  
  • Track 1-13Role of Nutrition Policies to tackle Obesity

A healthy diet helps children grow and learn. It also helps prevent obesity and weight-related diseases, such as diabetes. Healthy eating can stabilize children’s energy, sharpen their minds, and even out their moods. While peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting kids to eat well seem impossible, Encouraging healthy eating habits make a huge impact on children’s lifelong relationship with food and give them the best opportunity to grow into healthy, confident adults.

  • Track 2-1Nutrition and Obesity Prevention
  • Track 2-2Health Objectives for Improving Nutrition - To Tackle Overweight
  • Track 2-3Protein Trends & Technology: Role of Proteins in Energy Balance
  • Track 2-4Pilot Testing Food Marketing Interventions in Supermarkets
  • Track 2-5Probiotics and Functional Foods in Weight Management
  • Track 2-6The Sugar-Sweetened Beverages & Children’s Health
  • Track 2-7Vitamin Supplementation and Outcomes in Obese
  • Track 2-8Obesogenic Culture and Childhood Obesity
  • Track 2-9Effect of Food System on Early Adipose
  • Track 2-10Childhood Obesity and Malnutrition
  • Track 2-11Fast Food and Childhood Obesity
  • Track 2-12More Ultra-Processed Foods & Obesity Link

In order to understand Childhood Obesity, the mechanisms those underlie the etiology of obesity, molecular basis of obesity, cellular basis  and genetics of obesity are needed to elucidate. The study of extreme human obesity caused by a single gene defects has provided a glimpse into the long-term regulation of body weight. More analysis of the wide-ranging effects of obesity will help researchers pinpoint the neurological implications and work to find ways to prevent obesity’s damage. 

  • Track 3-1Cellular and Molecular Basis of Obese Child
  • Track 3-2Child Obesity: BMI, Endocrine & Metabolic disorders
  • Track 3-3The Obese Child: Physiology, Metabolism and Genetics
  • Track 3-4From Cells to Integrative Biology & From Genes to Cells

A study found that childhood obesity was significantly associated with adult knee pain in men and childhood weight and body mass index (BMI) were associated with stiffness and dysfunction. Subjects who were overweight in both childhood and adult life had a significant increase in the adulthood walking knee pain compared with those who had normal weight in both childhood and adult life. These associations were most notable in males. These indicate the importance of reducing childhood obesity in preventing adulthood knee symptoms.

  • Track 4-1 Obesity Linked to Osteocalcin
  • Track 4-2Effect of Obesity on Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Track 4-3Impact of Excess Weight on Orthopaedic Problems
  • Track 4-4Obesity & Infantile Blount Disease

The past few decades have brought lifestyle changes throughout the world that have resulted in children having reduced physical activity and increased caloric intake. The amount of time that children spend playing outside has diminished during the past few decades and physical education programs in schools have been reduced or eliminated. Living a sedentary lifestyle, children are spending more time watching television and playing on computers than exercising. Both physical activity and nutrition-focused interventions are already in place in many primary schools. Self-monitoring, increasing sports and physical activity are few of the psychological and behaviour change strategies to treat the disease of obesity either alone or in conjunction with other treatments.

  • Track 5-1Obesity and Short Sleep Duration
  • Track 5-2Effects of Sedentary Lifestyle: Television Watching and Sit Time
  • Track 5-3Grandparental and Parental Influences on Childhood Obesity
  • Track 5-4Environmental Influences on Intake and Obesity
  • Track 5-5Role of Gene-Environment Interactions in Obesity
  • Track 5-6Behaviour Modification & Physical Activity to Prevent Childhood Obesity
  • Track 5-7Individual Differences in Children’s Susceptibility to Overeating
  • Track 5-8Eating Behaviors among Weight-Discordant Siblings
  • Track 5-9Developmental Changes in Energy Expenditure
  • Track 5-10Psychological aspects of childhood obesity
  • Track 5-11Use of Environment, Transportation & Land - To Prevent Early Adipose

Obesity is not only comorbidity for chronic kidney disease (CKD) but may also be a risk factor for CKD. Epidemiological correlations and pathophysiological changes have been observed associating obesity with CKD. Low birth weight may be associated with both obesity and low nephron mass, leading to CKD later in life. Elevated levels of adipokines, such as leptin and adiponectin, in obesity may be factors in CKD pathogenesis and progression. Furthermore, various other factors, such as hypertension, increased cardiovascular morbidityinsulin resistancedyslipidemia, and lipotoxicity, may play significant roles in the pathogenesis of CKD in obesity. Reduction in obesity, which is a potentially modifiable risk factor, might help decrease the burden of CKD in the population. Apart from individualized options, community-based interventions have the potential to create a strong impact in this condition.

  • Track 6-1Increased Body Mass Index (BMI) and Risk of CKD
  • Track 6-2Overweight and Progression of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD)
  • Track 6-3Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome & the Risk of CKD
  • Track 6-4Assess & Manage Obesity in the Setting of CKD

Research on the prenatal period and first year of life point to clues to reduce obesity in women and preventing it in children. The researchers pointed to excessive gestational weight gain, maternal smoking during pregnancy, fewer months of breastfeeding and shorter duration of sleep during infancy as potential targets. Factors associated with increased risk for overweight or obesity in infancy and early childhood include excessive maternal weight gain or smoking during gestation, maternal depression shorter-than-recommended duration of breast-feeding, and suboptimal amounts of sleep during infancy.

  • Track 7-1Early Child Neglect
  • Track 7-2Breast, Formula & Combination Feeding Link to Childhood Obesity
  • Track 7-3Intervention to Improve Nutrition & Physical Activity in Pregnancy
  • Track 7-4Controlling Childhood Obesity by Supporting Breastfeeding
  • Track 7-5Estimating Effects of Parenting on Child Overweight
  • Track 7-6Effects of Maternal Distress and Childhood Obesity
  • Track 7-7Preconception Care to Reduce Childhood Obesity
  • Track 7-8Size Acceptance and Intuitive Eating Training
  • Track 7-9Early Over Nutrition
  • Track 7-10Early Care and Education Policies Impact on Obesity Prevention

Asthma is one of the most common significant chronic diseases affecting children. The number of people worldwide affected by asthma may be as high as 300 million. The high degree of heritability, external factors such as air pollution, immune sensitization, nutrition and obesity can affect disease risk. Obesity is associated with reduced quality of life and excess risk for several chronic diseases. The change in obesity prevalence in recent decades has been greatest among children. Obesity-related comorbidites such as gastroesophageal reflux and sleep apnea have yet to be conclusively linked to increased asthma risk in children.

  • Track 8-1Asthma & Other Respiratory Problems Linked to Obesity
  • Track 8-2Overweight and Risk of Seasonal Asthma
  • Track 8-3Obesity, Asthma & Allergies: the Inflammatory Connection
  • Track 8-4Effects of Sleep Disorders on Pediatric Obesity
  • Track 8-5Association between Obesity and Influenza
  • Track 8-6Impact of Obesity on Immune Response to Infection & Vaccine

In addition to the imbalance between energy intake and expenditure, sedentary lifestyle, a diet high in saturated fats and sugars, and genetic predisposition, many other factors may be involved in obesity. The presence of either symbiotic or pathogenic microorganisms may contribute to the development of obesity. Gut microorganisms are believed to be involved in the development of obesity by two different and complementary mechanisms. They can extract energy from non-digestible polysaccharides and produce low-grade inflammation. Although the primary cause of obesity will always be a misbalance between energy intake and expenditure, its association with microbiology is only a small demonstration of how complex this multifactorial condition is. Nevertheless, beneficial microorganisms as well as pathogenic microorganisms deserve more attention as evidence of their contribution to metabolic disorders continues to accumulate.

 

  • Track 9-1Role of Adenovirus SMAM-1 & Adenovirus-36 (Ad-36)
  • Track 9-2Food Intolerance & weight gain connection
  • Track 9-3Interactions Between the Gut Microbiota and Host Metabolism
  • Track 9-4Roles of gut bacteria in diabetes, obesity driven by genetic factors

Childhood obesity can have a harmful effect on the body in a variety of ways. Obese children are more likely to have High blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In one study, 70 percent of obese children had at least one CVD risk factor, while 39 percent had two or more. Increased risk of impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea and asthma. Joint problems and musculoskeletal discomfort. Fatty liver disease, gallstones and gastro-esophageal reflux (i.e., heartburn). If children are overweight, obesity in adulthood is likely to be more severe. Cystic fibrosis (CF) has also been associated with overweight and obesity. 

 

  • Track 10-1Binge eating disorder
  • Track 10-2Early Sexual Maturation
  • Track 10-3Obesity and Parostate Cancer
  • Track 10-4Comorbidities of Obesity in the Young
  • Track 10-5Obesity and Gastrointestinal Disorders in Children
  • Track 10-6Effects of Diabetes, Insulin Resistance & Oxidative Stress on Childhood Obesity

Several endocrine abnormalities are reported in obesity. In case of certain disorders, endocrine glands metabolism slows down and the body does not spend taken calories. This is typical for all individuals suffering from hypothyroidism. They are prone to weight gain although they might not have changed their eating habits and do not consume high-caloric foods. Another endocrine disorders associated with obesity is Cushing's disease. It develops due to excess of cortisol, a hormone produced by the cortex of the adrenal gland. Hypopituitarism is one more endocrine dysfunction that may be blamed for obesity. The reason why hypopituitarism leads to obesity is not completely understood.

 

  • Track 11-1Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology
  • Track 11-2Exploiting the Bile Acid Brake for Therapy of Diabesity
  • Track 11-3Role of Hyperinsulinism and Normal Insulin Sensitivity
  • Track 11-4Dyslipidemia and CVD Risk Factors in Pediatric Obesity & Type 2 Diabetes
  • Track 11-5Virtual Reality Technologies for Research and Education in Obesity & Diabetes
  • Track 11-6Obesity, Diabetes & Cancer: New Insight into the Pathophysiology
  • Track 11-7Treatment Options for Type 2 Diabetes in Adolescents and Youth
  • Track 11-8Hyperandrogenism & child obesity
  • Track 11-9Adipose Tissue Dysfunction in Obesity, Diabetes &Vascular Diseases
  • Track 11-10Body Fatness & Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
  • Track 11-11Adipose Tissue Remodeling and Obesity
  • Track 11-12Diagnosis & Treatment of Cushing’s syndrome
  • Track 11-13Management of Metabolic Risk Factors: Hypertension, Dyslipidemia, Obesity & Lifestyle
  • Track 11-14Endocrine Function of Adipocytes: Adipocytokines
  • Track 11-15Oxidative stress and Platelet Activation in Obesity
  • Track 11-16Endocrine Disorders and Obesity
  • Track 11-17Type 1 Diabetes

Obese children have health problems that used to be seen only in adults. When these problems begin in childhood, they often become worse in adulthood. A child who is overweight or obese is also more likely to have problems such as: Low self-esteem, Poor grades in school, Depression. The prevalence of morbid obesity has risen sharply in recent years, even among paediatric patients. 

  • Track 12-1Surgical Treatments of Obesity
  • Track 12-2Bariatric Surgery Outcomes 
  • Track 12-3Pediatric Surgery & Obesity Management
  • Track 12-4Weight Assessment and Non-Surgical Treatment
  • Track 12-5Risk of Bacterial Infections Among the Obese After Surgery
  • Track 12-6Changes in Endocrine System after Bariatric Surgery
  • Track 12-7The influence of body mass index obesity status on vascular surgery

Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate processes in our body. They are one factor in causing obesity. The hormones leptin and insulin, sex hormones and growth hormone influence our appetite, metabolism and body fat distribution. People who are obese have levels of these hormones that encourage abnormal metabolism and the accumulation of body fat. 

  • Track 13-1Obesity and Corticosteroids
  • Track 13-2 Role of Obestatin in Obese Child
  • Track 13-3 SHBG Regulation in Obese Child
  • Track 13-4Sterols, Oxysterols and Child Obesity
  • Track 13-5Changes in Satiety Hormones in Children
  • Track 13-6Statural, Gonadal Function & Pubertal Growth in Obese Children

Obesity tracks in families, and one of the strongest predictors of child overweight is the BMI of the mother and father. In recent years, progress was made in identifying genes that may contribute to this effect. The FTO (fat mass and obesity-associated) gene is a large gene on chromosome 16. The absolute risk generated by the FTO gene is relatively modest, is found in Caucasian populations, and is modifiable by environmental factors. 

  • Track 14-1The Genetics of Obesity
  • Track 14-2Alterations in Cytokine and Gene Expressions in Obesity
  • Track 14-3Implications of Epigenetics in Diabesity Syndrome
  • Track 14-4Gene Interactions Mastering Childhood Obesity
  • Track 14-5Twin Studies to Candidate Genes & Beyond
  • Track 14-6Association of Childhood Obesity with FTO
  • Track 14-7Candidate Gene Identification Approach
  • Track 14-8Gene Therapy and Childhood Obesity
  • Track 14-9Risk of Obesity Among Siblings
  • Track 14-10Nutrigenomics and Beyond
  • Track 14-11Role of Genotypic & Phenotypic Markers in Obesity

Calculation of child's body mass index (BMI) determines where it falls on the BMI-for-age growth chart. The BMI helps indicate if your child is overweight for his or her age and height. Treatment for childhood obesity is based on your child's age and if he or she has other medical conditions. Treatment usually includes changes in your child's diet and level of physical activity.

  • Track 15-1Eating Disorder Treatments
  • Track 15-2Pharmacological Approaches in the Treatment of Obesity
  • Track 15-3Methods of Assessment of Body Fat & Its Distribution
  • Track 15-4Emotional Brain Training (EBT) and Food Addiction Treatment in a Public Health Population
  • Track 15-5Treatment of Obesity Using the Substance Dependence (Addiction) Model
  • Track 15-6Novel Interventions to Reduce Stress Induced Non-Homeostatic Eating
  • Track 15-7Treatment of Insulin Resistance in Hypertensive, Obese Adolescents
  • Track 15-8Obesity Screening  by Anthropometric Methods
  • Track 15-9Brain Imaging & Treatment Studies of the Night Eating Syndrome
  • Track 15-10Monitoring and Evaluating Childhood Obesity Interventions
  • Track 15-11Implementing an Evidence-Based Obesity Treatment
  • Track 15-12Treatment for Overweight Children
  • Track 15-13Medications for Childhood Obesity
  • Track 15-14 Weight-Loss Medication: Works in the Gut to Prevent Dietary Fat Absorption

Neurodegenerative disorders are amongst the leading causes of worldwide disability, morbidity and decreased quality of life. They are increasingly associated with the concomitant worldwide epidemic of obesity. Although the prevalence of both AD and PD continue to rise, the available treatment strategies to combat these conditions remain ineffective against an increase in global neurodegenerative risk factors.

  • Track 16-1Linking Autism to Obesity
  • Track 16-2Brain Malformations & Paediatric Diabetes
  • Track 16-3Brain Imaging & Childhood Obesity
  • Track 16-4Neuromodulation Treatments for Eating Disorders
  • Track 16-5Obesity Linking Progressive & Aging-Related Neurodegenerative Diseases
  • Track 16-6Depression and Cognitive Function in Overweight Toddlers
  • Track 16-7Body Mass Index and Eating Disorder Psychopathology
  • Track 16-8Gut-Microbiota-Brain Axis and Child Obesity
  • Track 16-9Pediatric Anorexia Nervosa and Treatment
  • Track 16-10AgRP Neurons Regulation & Obesity
  • Track 16-11Neurological Disorders & Child Obesity
  • Track 16-12ADHD & Overweight Children

Obesity results from disproportionately high energy intake relative to energy expenditure. Many therapeutic strategies have focused on the intake side of the equation, including pharmaceutical targeting of appetite and digestion. An alternative approach is to increase energy expenditure through physical activity or adaptive thermogenesis. 

  • Track 17-1Treatments for Obesity, Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Track 17-2Treating Obesity Utilizing Vagal Blocking Technology
  • Track 17-3Next-Generation Therapeutic Products Addressing Obesity, Diabetes, Sleep Apnea
  • Track 17-4Novel Drugs that Target G Protein-Coupled Receptors (Gpcrs) which Regulates Feeding
  • Track 17-5Beloranib as an Obesity Therapy: Inhibiting Methionine Aminopeptidase 2 (MetAP2)
  • Track 17-6Weight-loss medication: works in gut to prevent dietary fat absorption
  • Track 17-7Resetting the Way the Body Metabolizes Fat
  • Track 17-8Exploiting the Bile Acid Brake for Therapy of Diabesity

Obesity is also associated with a number of GI and hepatobiliary conditions. Recent study report: waist circumference and waist–hip ratio were strongly associated with the presence of Barrett's esophagus, albeit in males only.  Another recent report also demonstrated an association of visceral fat and fat near the gastroesophageal junction with Barrett's, and with increased esophageal inflammation and high-grade dysplasia in Barrett's patients, independent of BMI.

 

  • Track 18-1Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease & Gallbladder disease
  • Track 18-2Important Risk Factors of Gallstone Development
  • Track 18-3Child Obesity & Functional abdominal pain syndrome (FAPS)
  • Track 18-4Functional Constipation (FC) in Overweight Children
  • Track 18-5Epidemiology of  irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) in obese children

Obesity causes many problems in humans, but the treatment options for obesity are very limited. It is widely accepted that a combination of dieting and physical activity is the most effective way of reducing obesity. However, these methods are highly dependent on the motivation of individual subjects. Recent studies have shown that therapeutic vaccines may be new targets for the development of anti-obesity medication.

  • Track 19-1Virus-Induced Obesity Vaccine
  • Track 19-2 Stigma of Obesity on H1N1 Influenza Vaccine
  • Track 19-3vaccines and Autoimmune Childhood Disease
  • Track 19-4Relationship between Obesity and Vaccination
  • Track 19-5Vaccine Link to Autism, Obesity, Diabetes in Children
  • Track 19-6Vaccination Against the Obesity: Adenovirus 36 (Ad36)
  • Track 19-7Vaccine-Based Approaches for Treating Obesity and Diabetes
  • Track 19-8Reduction of Yetanus Antibody Levels in Overweight Children

A supplement from the Ganoderma lucidum mushroom slowed the pace of weight gain by apparently altering bacteria inside the digestive system of mice. Chinese medicine has used a number of different mushrooms to treat a variety of conditions over thousands of years. One of these is called reishi, or Ganoderma lucidum, which is believed to improve health and lifespan.

  • Track 20-1Mushroom & the Gut Microbiota
  • Track 20-2Recent Studies of Mushroom to Tackle Obesity
  • Track 20-3Anti-Obesity Effect Of Mushroom
  • Track 20-4Effect of Mushroom on Endocrine System

New research has suggested a link between the use of antibiotics in infants during the first 2 years of life and later childhood obesity. It is known that antibiotics alter gut microbiota and it has been postulated that this alters metabolism, which may lead to obesity. However, despite three cohort studies to date that suggest this link exists, the evidence so far is weak and a direct causal relationship has not been established.

  • Track 21-1Antibiotics During Pregnancy 
  • Track 21-2Infant antibiotic exposures and early body mass
  • Track 21-3Antibiotics & Alteration of the Intestinal Microbiota
  • Track 21-4Effects of Antimicrobial Concentrations in overweight children
  • Track 21-5Connecting the Microbiome and Antibiotics to Childhood Obesity

Changes in cardiac geometry and function resulting from obesity are observed as early as childhood, according to the results of a new study. The relationship between obesity and cardiovascular risk is difficult to assess because obesity is associated with glucose intolerance, diabetes, high blood pressure, and elevated cholesterol levels.

 

  • Track 22-1Impact of Childhood Obesity on Hypertension & Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Track 22-2Vitamin Supplementation on Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Obese Adolescents
  • Track 22-3Atherosclerosis & Heart Disease In Children

Our recent study provides definitive evidence that drinking sugar-sweetened beverages directly impacts weight gain and paediatric obesity. Obesity Prevention Center suggests that all calories are not alike from a metabolic perspective.  Reducing consumption of highly processed carbohydrates – like white bread, white rice, refined breakfast cereals, and sugary beverages – can provide a metabolic boost of several hundred calories a day, equal to an hour of physical activity.  This metabolic boost may be a key to successful long-term weight loss maintenance. 

  • Track 23-1Animal Models of Obesity and Bone Loss
  • Track 23-2Current Research and Clinical Interventions
  • Track 23-3Obesity and Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Track 23-4Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) Linked to Obesity
  • Track 23-5Changing Stem Cell Structure to Control Obesity
  • Track 23-6Risk of Bowel Cancer in Obesity Teens
  • Track 23-7Novel Drugs that Target G Protein-Coupled Receptors (Gpcrs) which Regulates Feeding

Few studies had quantified the impact of obesity on healthcare utilization, costs and expenditures during childhood. Analyses of the economic consequences of childhood obesity had previously also largely been limited to the USA. 

  • Track 24-1Complementary and Alternative Health Care Approaches
  • Track 24-2Implementation of Affordable Care Act
  • Track 24-3Public Health Approach to Develop Population-Based Strategies
  • Track 24-4Community Services to Tackle Child Obesity
  • Track 24-5Necessity of Effective Health Care Providers to Tackle Child Obesity
  • Track 24-6Breastfeeding Breaks for Lactating Mothers to lower risk of Obesitys

Physical exercise is any bodily activity that enhances or maintains physical fitness and overall health and wellness. It can improve your health and reduce the risk of developing several diseases like type 2 diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease and have immediate and long-term health benefits.

  • Track 25-1Weight Loss Using Kinesiology
  • Track 25-2Weight Management in Pediatric Disabilities
  • Track 25-3The Endocrinology of Exercise
  • Track 25-4Effect of Exercise on Leptin, Insulin, Cortisol and Lipid Profiles in Obese Child
  • Track 25-5Evaluating Innovative Weight Reduction Strategies for College Students
  • Track 25-6Restorative Yoga or Stretching Therapy of the Metabolic Syndrome
  • Track 25-7Vascular Health and Exercise Performance of Overweight Children
  • Track 25-8Bone Health of Obese Adolescents During Weight Loss
  • Track 25-9Exercises for Prevention of Childhood Obesity
  • Track 25-10Healthy BMI Ranges for Adults and Children
  • Track 25-11Predictors of Overweight and Obesity
  • Track 25-12Exercise Dependence: The Healthy Body Image Program
  • Track 25-13Nutrition and Physical Activity to Treat Child Obesity

The obesity solutions were primarily in three areas: devices, materials, and information management. Biomedical engineering community developed devices for minimally invasive surgery for laparoscopy to implantation and endoscopy with suturing device for gastric treatment and related applications. Signalling devices, implantable and wearable devices for monitoring purposes was also developed.

  • Track 26-1Micro-Macro Obesity Dynamics
  • Track 26-2Role of DXA Software, PEAPOD in Obesity
  • Track 26-3Use of Hi-tech tools - Controlling Childhood Obesity
  • Track 26-4Computational Tools for Prioritizing Candidate Genes
  • Track 26-5Treating Obesity Utilizing Vagal Blocking Technology

Underserved communities have the highest need for built environment interventions because they are characterized by limited financial resources and poor infrastructure. There is a lack of ready access to healthy foods (i.e., fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein).  Families in poorer communities often live in food deserts where supermarkets and grocery stores are scarce or charge higher prices for healthy foods than processed foods.

  • Track 27-1Food Practices of Low Income Mothers
  • Track 27-2Cost-Effective Interventions for Obesity Children
  • Track 27-3Effects of Health Disparities & Health Inequality on children
  • Track 27-4Intrauterine Growth Restrictions and the Prevention towards Obesity
  • Track 27-5Effects of Emotional Distress and Feeding Styles in Low-Income Families
  • Track 27-6Healthy Equity Issues- Minimize Disparities among Racial, Ethnical and Low Income

Applicant institutions are designing and conducting randomized controlled trials to test innovative prevention or treatment interventions that are preceded by pilot studies. The two obesity prevention trials will develop and test approaches that target home, community, and primary care settings for preschool children living in low income and ethnically diverse neighbourhoods.

  • Track 28-1Obesity Related Behavioral Intervention
  • Track 28-2Resetting the Way the Body Metabolizes Fat
  • Track 28-3Study of Fitbit & Apps on Healthy Weight Management in Obese Teens in Primary Care Clinics
  • Track 28-4Challenges of Accurately Measuring & Using BMI & Other Indicators of Obesity in Children
  • Track 28-5Changes in Body Mass Index, Physical Activity & Dietary Quality in Children
  • Track 28-6Link between Exposure to Flame Retardants & Childhood Obesity
  • Track 28-7Early Reduction of Weight Through Lifestyle Intervention
  • Track 28-8Study of Novel Approaches for Prevention
  • Track 28-9Molecular and Comparative Pathobiology
  • Track 28-10Opposing Neuronal Populations in the Hypothalamus through the Melanocortin 4 Receptor (Mc-4)