hrp0089p2-p155 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P2 | ESPE2018

Associations between Body Fat Mass and Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Christaki Eirini , Bastaki Despoina , Valavani Eleni , Kanaka-Gantenbein Christina , Bosciero Dario , Chrousos George , Pervanidou Panagiota

Introduction: Body composition analysis is a painless, bloodless and highly informative method of assessing health indicators that can be used extensively in the pediatric population. This is particularly important granted that the prevalence of childhood obesity has been increasing at a fast pace worldwide. Increased adiposity in children and adolescents is an important issue for childrenÂ’s growth and psychologic development. Assessing the psychosocial status of children...

hrp0089p2-p179 | Fat, Metabolism and Obesity P2 | ESPE2018

Body Composition Parameters, Systemic Inflammation and Metabolic Syndrome Manifestations in Children and Adolescents

Christaki Eirini , Pervanidou Panagiota , Bastaki Despoina , Valavani Eleni , Kanaka-Gantenbein Christina , Boschiero Dario , George Chrousos

Introduction: Increased adiposity has been associated with smoldering systemic inflammation and metabolic syndrome manifestations, leading to further morbidity by increasing the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease in adults. Similar analyses have not been performed systematically in children and adolescents.Hypothesis: This study investigates the interrelations between body composition parameters and indices of inflammation and m...

hrp0089p1-p023 | Adrenals and HPA Axis P1 | ESPE2018

Associations Between Maternal and Offspring Hair Cortisol Concentrations and Child Behavioral Symptoms in Pairs of Children 18–48 Months Old and their Mothers With and Without Perinatal Mental Disorders

Agapaki Anna , Papagianni Fenia , Valavani Eleni , Zervas Ioannis , Mantziou Aimilia , Kanelli Stamatina , Spyropoulou Areti , Chrousos George , Pervanidou Panagiota

Introduction: Maternal perinatal mental disorders (PMDs) are associated with developmental and behavioral problems in the offspring, probably mediated by the programming of the limbic-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (LHPA) axis. Increased or decreased cortisol concentrations during pregnancy and the perinatal period have been associated with alterations in the stress responses of the offspring and with child behavioral problems; however, such associations remain unclear.<p ...