Paul Zongo

Paul Zongo
Université des Antilles | Reunion · ACTES - Laboratory of Adaptation to Tropical Climate, Exercise and Society

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In the Melanesian culture, traditional activities are organized around family farming, although the lifestyle transition taking place over the last several decades has led to imbalances in diet and physical activity, with both leading to obesity. The aim of this interdisciplinary study was to understand the links between family farming (produced, e...
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In the Melanesian culture, traditional activities are organized around family farming, although the lifestyle transition taking place over the last several decades has led to imbalances in diet and physical activity, with both leading to obesity. The aim of this interdisciplinary study was to understand the links between family farming (produced, e...
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Background: Food consumption, sleep duration and overweight were assessed in rural and urban Melanesian adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional survey of 312 rural and 104 urban adolescents (11-16 years old) was conducted. Food intakes were assessed by a 26-item food frequency questionnaire and then categorised into the number of serves from eac...
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https://theconversation.com/comprendre-la-pandemie-de-surpoids-et-dobesite-qui-touche-le-pacifique-insulaire-lexemple-de-la-nouvelle-caledonie-145907 Cet article est publié dans le cadre de la Fête de la science 2020 (du 2 au 12 octobre 2020 en métropole et du 6 au 16 novembre en Corse, en outre-mer et à l’international) dont The Conversation Fran...
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Objectives: In recent decades, food cultures of the Pacific populations have undergone a sharp transition, particularly caused by the fact that trade exchanges with western countries facilitate access to a wide range of processed foods. This already has a major incidence on chronic diseases in the next decades since today 35% of 11-16 years old New...
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Objective(s): The prevalence of adolescent obesity is high among the various ethnic groups native to the Pacific region (European, Melanesian and Polynesian). An important factor of weight gain or loss is body size satisfaction; however, little is known about adolescent body self-perception in the Pacific region. Design: Body dissatisfaction was...
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We evaluated anthropometric characteristics and physical fitness in 556 Melanesian adolescents from rural and urban New Caledonia to build health education programs focused on physical activity. In 2013, body weight, height, skinfold thickness, lean body mass (LBM), percentage fat body mass (%FBM), physical fitness (power, agility, speed, maximal a...
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Objectives: New Caledonia is a multi-ethnic French territory in the Pacific, characterized by communities with widely varying nutritional habits. Little is currently known about adolescent food behaviors and habits and their association with overweight. This study therefore determined the sociodemographic factors and food behaviors associated with...
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Background Adolescent obesity is prevalent in Pacific region ethnic groups (European, Melanesian and Polynesian) living in both urban and rural areas. Although body perception is an important factor of weight gain or loss, little is known about the body self-perceptions of Pacific region adolescents. This study therefore evaluated adolescent percep...
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Physiological responses (intensity and recovery kinetics) and well-being indices were examined during a 4-day FIFA international tournament. Ten outfield New- Caledonian players (age: 25.5 ± 3.8 yr; height: 170 ± 7 cm; weight: 70.7 ± 8.6 kg) were assessed during the 4 matches. Players’ aerobic and anaerobic capacities were measured before the tourn...
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ABSTRACT: This study assessed the anthropometric and physiological characteristics of elite Melanesian futsal players in order to determine the best performance predictors. Physiological parameters of performance were measured in 14 Melanesian (MEL-G, 24.4±4.4 yrs) and 8 Caucasian (NMEL-G, 22.9±4.9) elite futsal players, using tests of jump-and-rea...

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The goal is to promote and revitalise family agriculture to improve the health of Pacific populations and ensure food security in the context of rapid social and economic transformations and climate change, which effect are particularity harmful to Pacific islands.
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The Melanesian and Polynesian populations living in New Caledonia have a high prevalence of overweight and obesity. However, little is known about the factors associated with this heightened risk of overweight in these Pacific populations. Previous studies have examined the Pacific islanders separately because they often lived in very different areas. However, New Caledonia today has a highly diverse population: high and low income, rural and urban, and a range of ethnic groups with substantial cultural differences. We think that New Caledonia can be considered as 'open laboratory', with all the diversity of the Pacific region living on one island.