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Effects of the FITKids Randomized Controlled Trial on Executive Control and Brain Function
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effect of a physical activity (PA) intervention on brain and behavioral indices of executive control in preadolescent children. METHODS: Two hundred twenty-one children (7–9Expand
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The Relation of Adiposity to Cognitive Control and Scholastic Achievement in Preadolescent Children
Adiposity may be negatively associated with cognitive function in children. However, the findings remain controversial, in part due to the multifaceted nature of cognition and perhaps the lack ofExpand
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The negative association of childhood obesity to cognitive control of action monitoring.
The global epidemic of childhood obesity has become a major public health concern. Yet, evidence regarding the association between childhood obesity and cognitive health has remained scarce. ThisExpand
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The relation of childhood physical activity and aerobic fitness to brain function and cognition: a review.
Physical inactivity has been shown to increase the risk for several chronic diseases across the lifespan. However, the impact of physical activity and aerobic fitness on childhood cognitive and brainExpand
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Obesity and the neurocognitive basis of food reward and the control of intake.
With the rising prevalence of obesity, hedonic eating has become an important theme in obesity research. Hedonic eating is thought to be that driven by the reward of food consumption and notExpand
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Dietary lipids are differentially associated with hippocampal-dependent relational memory in prepubescent children.
BACKGROUND Studies in rodents and older humans have shown that the hippocampus-a brain structure critical to relational/associative memory-has remarkable plasticity as a result of lifestyle factorsExpand
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Central adiposity is negatively associated with hippocampal-dependent relational memory among overweight and obese children.
OBJECTIVE To assess associations between adiposity and hippocampal-dependent and hippocampal-independent memory forms among prepubertal children. STUDY DESIGN Prepubertal children (age 7-9 years; nExpand
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Aerobic Fitness Predicts Relational Memory but Not Item Memory Performance in Healthy Young Adults
We assessed hippocampal-dependent relational memory and non-hippocampal- dependent item memory in young adults across a range of aerobic fitness levels. Expand
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IV. The cognitive implications of obesity and nutrition in childhood.
The prevalence of childhood obesity in the United States has tripled since the 1980s and is strongly linked to the early onset of several metabolic diseases. Recent studies indicate that lowerExpand
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The association of childhood obesity to neuroelectric indices of inhibition.
To examine whether childhood obesity is associated with inhibitory control, we compared healthy weight and obese preadolescent children's task performance along with the N2 and P3 components during aExpand
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