ID 68448
Author
Munakata, Hokuma Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Sei, Masako Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
EWIS, ASHRAF Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Umeno, Mayumi Department of Morphological Laboratory Science, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Satoh, Yoichi Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Nakano, Takuro Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Sakamoto, Kozue Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Yoshida, Yukiko Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Onishi, Chiemi Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Nakahori, Yutaka Department of Human Genetics and Public Health, Institute of Health Biosciences, the University of Tokushima Graduate School
Keywords
childhood obesity
metabolic complications
life habits
intervention
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health problems in Japan, especially in Tokushima compared with other prefectures. This study was designed to clarify the life habits which predispose to development of obesity and can be modified through an appropriate intervention program to combat childhood obesity and its lifestyle-related diseases. A total of 216 school children from Itano Town, a municipality of Tokushima Prefecture, Japan, who are attending the fourth grade (9-10 years) of elementary schools, participated in the study from 2004 to 2007. The study included child’s life habits questionnaire, investigating physical activity by recording the daily steps using a pedometer, anthropometric measurements, hematological examination and hemodynamometry in a cross-sectional survey during a two-month period from June to July every year. We conclude that there are considerable gender-related differences for developing obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases ; and all intervention strategies against obesity must consider such gender differences. For example, restriction of television watching hours must be intervened for controlling obesity in boys, however for girls, promotion of exercise practice or making more steps per day with adequate sleeping periods should be intervened as the proper approaches for preventing and controlling obesity and other lifestyle-related diseases.
Journal Title
The journal of medical investigation : JMI
ISSN
13431420
NCID
AA11166929
Volume
57
Issue
1-2
Start Page
62
End Page
68
Sort Key
62
Published Date
2010-02
Remark
The journal of medical investigation : http://medical.med.tokushima-u.ac.jp/jmi/index.html
EDB ID
FullText File
language
eng
departments
Pharmaceutical Sciences
Medical Sciences