Christine Graf

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INTRODUCTION The prevalence of childhood obesity is increasing with its negative medical and psychosocial consequences. This paper examines the association between body mass index (BMI), motor abilities and leisure habits of 668 children within the CHILT (Children's Health InterventionaL Trial) project. METHOD A total of 668 children (51.0% boys; 49.0%(More)
Juvenile obesity is increasing worldwide. Preventive strategies are warranted. The school-based Children's Health Interventional Trial (the CHILT Project) combines health education and physical activity for children. The effect on obesity and physical performance was studied after four years in 12 primary schools compared with five control schools.(More)
BACKGROUND Genetic factors may be important in modifying heart size due to long-term athletic training. The significance of polymorphisms of genes of the renin-angiotensin system in myocardial mass in a population of athletes participating in different disciplines is not known. METHODS The angiotensin I-converting enzyme gene insertion/deletion (I/D)(More)
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity are already on the rise in early childhood years. The relationships between genetic factors, malnutrition and physical inactivity are the underlying mechanisms. In this study, we examine the association between body indices, motor abilities and active (sport) and passive (television/computer) leisure time activities in a(More)
The present study analyzes the oxidative stress situation in the skeletal muscle of overweight/obese men suffering from non-insulin-dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus [T2DM, n=16, years=61±7, body mass index (BMI)=31±4 kg/m(2) ] and BMI-matched non-diabetic male control subjects (CON, n=7, years=53±6, BMI=30±4 kg/m(2) ). Furthermore, it investigates whether(More)
Obesity in childhood is increasing worldwide. To combat overweight and obesity in childhood, the school-based Children's Health InterventionaL Trial (CHILT) project combines health education and physical activity. This paper examines the effect of intervention on the body mass index (BMI) and motor abilities after 20.8 ± 1.0 months in 12 randomly selected(More)
Während eines 4wöchigen ambulanten Rehabilitationsprogramms wurden 262 KHK-Patienten, 235 Männer und 27 Frauen, Durchschnittsalter 53,6±10,2 Jahre, im Mittel 30,5±2,9 Therapiestunden im Bereich der Bewegungs- und Sporttherapie unterzogen. Inhaltlicher Schwerpunkt war ein dosiertes Ergometertraining 5mal pro Woche. Im Mittel wurden 18,4±1,8(More)
UNLABELLED Obesity in childhood, which is associated with cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, is on the increase. Countermeasures are necessary. In this paper, we present the baseline and final data from the StEP TWO programme, a prospective study to prevent overweight and obesity in primary schools. METHODS We recorded and calculated, from(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study was designed to investigate the integrated effects of the beta-1-selective blocker with vasodilator properties, nebivolol, on systemic haemodynamics, neurohormones and energy metabolism as well as oxygen uptake and exercise performance in physically active patients with moderate essential hypertension (EH). DESIGN AND METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of oral treatment with nebivolol and metoprolol in the prophylaxis of migraine attacks. BACKGROUND Beta-blockers such as propranolol and metoprolol are known to be effective in preventing migraine attacks. Following earlier observations of successful use of nebivolol in a few hypertensive patients with concomitant(More)