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The association of mental health with the cardiometabolic risk profile of children and adolescents and the role of sleep, health behaviours and weight status in this association.

Obesity and cardiometabolic disorders are increasing worldwide amongst children and adolescents. This PhD project aims to investigate whether mental health aspects are risk factors for cardiometabolic disorders in European children and adolescents using data from the IDEFICS/I.Family cohort to strengthen prevention and intervention strategies. Special emphasis is given to the role of sleep in this association.

Date:1 Oct 2016 →  30 Sep 2020
Keywords:sleep, cardiometabolic risk, mental health
Disciplines:Cardiac and vascular medicine, Psychiatry and psychotherapy, Pediatrics and neonatology, Other paramedical sciences, Clinical and counseling psychology, Public health care, Other psychology and cognitive sciences, Nursing, Public health sciences, Public health services