Paediatric obesity and brain functioning : The role of physical activity—A novel and important expert opinion of the European Childhood Obesity Group

Esteban-Cornejo, Irene and Reilly, John and Ortega, Francisco B. and Matusik, Pawel and Mazur, Artur and Erhardt, Eva and Forslund, Anders and Vlachopapadopoulou, Elpis Athina and Caroli, Margherita and Boyland, Emma and Weghuber, Daniel and Thivel, David (2020) Paediatric obesity and brain functioning : The role of physical activity—A novel and important expert opinion of the European Childhood Obesity Group. Pediatric Obesity, 15 (9). e12649. ISSN 2047-6310

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    Abstract

    While most of the time unconsidered, child and adolescent obesity has been also associated with impaired brain health and function that can definitely affect their social interaction and integration, and then well‐being and mental health. The European Childhood Obesity Group recently gathered experts in the field who discussed the main available and reliable evidence regarding the role of physical activity on brain health and cognitive functioning in children and adolescents with obesity and who propose here their main conclusions and recommendations.

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    Esteban-Cornejo, Irene, Reilly, John ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6165-5471, Ortega, Francisco B., Matusik, Pawel, Mazur, Artur, Erhardt, Eva, Forslund, Anders, Vlachopapadopoulou, Elpis Athina, Caroli, Margherita, Boyland, Emma, Weghuber, Daniel and Thivel, David;