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Katie Watts
University of Western Australia
24Publications
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#1Gerard O'DriscollH-Index: 21
#2Daniel J. GreenH-Index: 67
Last.Timothy W. JonesH-Index: 49
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#1Katie Watts (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research)H-Index: 11
#2Lana M. Bell (PMH: Princess Margaret Hospital for Children)H-Index: 6
Last.Elizabeth A. Davis (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research)H-Index: 44
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Aim: It has been shown that compared with healthyweight children, overweight and obese primary school-aged children have a higher incidence of hyperinsulinism, dyslipidaemia and hypertension. It is therefore important to investigate clinically relevant markers of cardiovascular risk in children. Waist circumference is a simple, non-invasive anthropometric measure, but its association with cardiovascular risk profile in young Australian children is not clear. Methods: This study presents cross-se...
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Purpose: The primary purpose of this study was to determine the effects of resistance exercise training on early diastolic myocardial velocities (E') in an obese pediatric population. Methods: Twenty-three obese adolescents were selected to participate in either a resistance-based training program (RT; n = 13, 12.2 +/- 0.4 yr, body mass index [BMI] = 32.5 +/- 1.9 kg[middle dot]m-2) or a nonexercise control intervention (n = 10, 13.6 +/- 0.7 yr, BMI = 30.2 +/- 2.6 kg[middle dot]m-2) for 8 wk. All...
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#1Lana M. BellH-Index: 6
#2Katie Watts (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research)H-Index: 11
Last.Elizabeth A. Davis (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research)H-Index: 44
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Context: The number of obese children with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes is increasing, but the best management strategy is not clear. Objective: The objective of this study was to assess the effect of a structured 8-wk exercise training program on insulin resistance and changes in body composition in obese children. Design: The study was 8 wk of structured supervised exercise intervention with outcome measures before and after the exercise period. Subjects: Fourteen obese children (12....
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Purpose: Obesity is epidemic in Western societies, with rapid rates of increase in the young. Various methods exist for the assessment of body composition, but these have not been compared in obese children and adolescents. This study compared methods of body composition assessment in obese young people to determine whether changes in various measures of body composition as a result of exercise training were correlated. Methods: Multiple anthropometric measures (weight, height, body mass index (...
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#1Katie Watts (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 11
#2Timothy W. Jones (Telethon Institute for Child Health Research)H-Index: 49
Last.Daniel J. Green (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 67
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Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide and is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality and morbidity in adult life. The increase in fat mass in children and adolescents has occurred concomitantly with a decline in reported time for exercise. Evidence suggests that non-physically active children are more likely to become non-physically active adults and that encouraging the development of physical activity habits in children helps establish patterns that continue i...
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#1Aris SiafarikasH-Index: 12
#2Katie Watts (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 11
Last.Daniel J. Green (UWA: University of Western Australia)H-Index: 67
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The aim of the present study was to investigate the impact of an oral glucose load on circulating insulin and glucose levels and arterial function in healthy non-diabetic subjects. Thirty-nine non-obese, healthy subjects (24 female, 15 male), aged 21.0±1.8 years of age, were randomly assigned to undergo either an OGTT (oral glucose tolerance test; 75 g of glucose) or administration of a placebo. Analyses of lipids, liver function and HbA 1c (glycated haemoglobin) at baseline revealed results whi...
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