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Association between Body Composition and Motor Performance in Preschool Children

Kakebeeke, Tanja H. ; Lanzi, Stefano ; Zysset, Annina E. ; Arhab, Amar ; Messerli-Bürgy, Nadine ; Stuelb, Kerstin ; Leeger-Aschmann, Claudia S. ; Schmutz, Einat A. ; Meyer, Andrea H. ; Kriemler, Susi ; Munsch, Simone ; Jenni, Oskar G. ; Puder, Jardena J.

In: Obesity Facts, 2017, vol. 10, p. 420-431

Objective Being overweight makes physical movement more difficult. Our aim was to investigate the association between body composition and motor performance in preschool children. Methods A total of 476 predominantly normal-weight preschool children (age 3.9 ± 0.7 years; m/f: 251/225; BMI 16.0 ± 1.4 kg/m2) participated in the Swiss Preschoolers' Health Study (SPLASHY). Body composition...

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Impact des ultrasons diffus combinés au travail musculaire sur plaque vibrante sur la modification de la composition corporelle de femmes modérément obèses

Hafiz, S. ; Durrer, D. ; Schutz, Yves

In: Obésité, 2014, p. 1–7

Objectives: To study, in obese subjects, the effect of diffuse ultrasound application in the abdominal area combined to muscular work on a vibrating platform. This dual method aims at accelerating the mobilisation of adipose tissue.Methods: 40 sedentary obese women, 18 to 55 years old, with a BMI ≥30 kg/m2 and ≤40 kg/m2 were randomized into 3 groups. 1) A control group (CONTR, n=13), 2) a...