Women and Children’s Research Seminar Series – Physical activity and cardiometabolic health in children

2 May 2024
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The upcoming KHP WCH Research Seminar Series session will focus on Physical activity and cardiovascular health in children and adolescents. This seminar is jointly hosted by King’s Health Partners, Women and Children’s Health and King’s College London Department of Women and Children’s Health.

About the talks:

Cristina Cadenas-Sanchez – Does every move count? In this talk we will explore the impact of exercise interventions (whether alone or combined with psychoeducational and lifestyle program) on reducing cardiometabolic risk factors and targeted fat depots (e.g., visceral, subcutaneous, intermuscular, pancreatic, hepatic, etc.) in children that are overweight or obese. We will discover the potential for these interventions to pave the way for healthier futures in our youth.

Alexander Jones – Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) – should children focus on the moderate or vigorous intensity for good cardiovascular health?

In this talk, Dr Jones will present some of the preliminary results from OxSOCRATES (Oxfordshire Sedentariness, Obesity & Cardiometabolic Risk in Adolescents – A Trial of Exercise in Schools) and will discuss the importance of physical activity processing on outcomes.

About the Chair:

Dr Samuel Burden is a post-doctoral researcher working with Prof Paul Taylor within the Department of Women & Children’s Health, School of Life Course & Population Sciences, KCL. Sam’s research interests include the primordial and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease.

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