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Research Project: Acute Effects of Sedentary Behaviors on Cardiometabolic Risk in Latino Youth

Location: Children's Nutrition Research Center

Project Number: 3092-10700-068-030-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Apr 8, 2020
End Date: Mar 31, 2024

(1) Examine the acute effects of sedentary behaviors on energy metabolism and cardiometabolic health in Latino adolescents, after adjusting diet. (2. NEW) Removed to due investigator departure.

Researchers will utilize whole-room calorimetry to examine the effects of an acute bout of sedentary behaviors on cardiometabolic outcomes (glucose, insulin, lipids, arterial stiffness) and energy metabolism (energy expenditure, substrate utilization) in Latino adolescents (12-16 years old) with obesity (BMI% '95th) as compared to non-Latino white adolecents (12-16 years old) with obesity (BMI% '95th). Findings from this study will increase our understanding of the contributions of sedentary behaviors to the development of cardiometabolic diseases in high-risk youth. This information will inform future behavioral interventions aimed at reducing sedentariness to reduce disease risk and address health disparities in Latino youth.