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Dr. Sabina B. Gesell

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Phone: (615) ***-****  
Vanderbilt University
2100 West End Ave.Suite 700
Nashville , Tennessee 37203
United States

Company Description: Vanderbilt University Medical Center has built a strong reputation as a leader in medical education, research and patient care throughout the Southeast and the...   more
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Friendships influence kids' activity levels | Foot.com - The most comprehensive source of foot health and foot care information (foot pain, heel pain)
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"We tend to think of teenagers as being very influential amongst their peers, but now we'reseeing this in a younger age group as well," said study author Sabina Gesell, assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Read the full articlehere.
Peer Pressure Keeps Kids Active And Alive | SecureTeen
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Sabina Gesell, a research assistant professor in pediatrics at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and her fellow researchers published their reports in the journal Pediatric, on the positive impact of peer pressure on children. The scientists studied a network of friends falling in the age group of 5 to 12 and the study was conducted on these children in an after-school program. One of the primary reasons for conducting this study was to record muscle movements of kids on a pedometer-like device, and through this process the researchers kept track of the physical activity of kids over a period of 12 weeks.
Gesell and her colleagues made sure that the kids who were put under observation did not know each other well for the sole reason that it would help the researchers track the social habits of kids by following a credible system.
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"We see evidence that the children are mirroring, emulating or adjusting to be similar to their friends," says Gesell.
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Since the entire research was conducted on the topic of obesity and physical activity among children, Gesell had this to say about the positive influence of a peer group on a child, "This is a novel approach to obesity prevention ... None of the approaches to combating obesity are really working now, and we need a new approach.
Parenting | Tutor Fi Blog
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Georgiann Caruso's post on CNN Health blog reports that research by Sabina Gesell, assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, [...]
Child Development | Tutor Fi Blog
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Georgiann Caruso's post on CNN Health blog reports that research by Sabina Gesell, assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, [...]
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Georgiann Caruso's post on CNN Health blog reports that research by Sabina Gesell, assistant professor of Pediatrics at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, shows that "their social network of friends can greatly influence how much they move."
According to Gesell, the friends of younger children can cause them to move less or to move more. The study results indicate that, "When given the choice to keep their activity levels the same or change them to match those of their peers, children were six times more likely to choosethe latter. She views the use of social networks can help in the fight against childhood obesity. Since many children are enrolled in after-school programs, Gesell suggests that those program administrators should rearrange the playgroups so that members of more sedentary groups are grouped with more active children.
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