IAFNS ACNC: Early Life Determinants of Metabolic Health Impact of Fitness and Physical

Recorded May 17, 2022

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Description: Maternal obesity predisposes offspring to excessive weight gain in early life. Pediatric obesity impacts normal growth and development and increases cardiometabolic disease susceptibility across the lifespan. In adults, physical fitness is a strong predictor of cardiovascular and all-cause morbidity and mortality. However, the role of early life physical activity and fitness in modifying cardiometabolic health trajectories, and whether the impact of exercise/physical activity interventions vary across different periods of development, are poorly understood. Further, it is unclear how trainable physical fitness is in offspring from parents with obesity and/or low physical fitness. At Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center, these questions are studied in the Laboratory for Active Kids and Families and in preclinical novel models.

Webinar program:

ACNC Overview - Dr. Mario Ferruzzi, University of Arkansas ACNC

Obesity, fitness and cardiometabolic health in children - Dr. Elisabet Børsheim, University of Arkansas ACNC

Development and optimization of rodent models to study metabolic health across the lifespan - Dr. Craig Porter, University of Arkansas ACNC

Commission on Dietetic Registration Performance Indicators:

  • 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
  • 6.4.2 Demonstrates serious inquiry, examination, and experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of knowledge, or the revision of guidelines, theories, policies or laws.
  • 8.1.2 Integrates knowledge of biological, physical, and social sciences with knowledge of food and nutrition to make decisions related to nutrition care.

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