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Physical Activity and Clustered Cardiovascular Risk in Children: A Cross-Sectional Study (The European Youth Heart Study)

  • Published on 2006

Background Atherosclerosis develops from early childhood; physical activity could positively affect this process. This study’s aim was to assess the associations of objectively measured physical activity with clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors in children and derive guidelines on the basis of this analysis. Methods We did a cross-sectional ...

Habitual Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour in a Clinical Sample of Obese Children

  • Published on 10/30/2006

Objective To objectively measure habitual physical activity and sedentary behaviour in a clinical sample of obese children and to compare with age- and sex-matched non-obese controls. DESIGN: Pairwise comparison of obese children matched for age and gender with non-obese controls. Subjects A total of 116 obese children (body mass index (BMI)> ...

Fundamental Movement Skills and Habitual Physical Activity in Young Children

  • Published on 12/2004

Purpose To test for relationships between objectively measured habitual physical activity and fundamental movement skills in a relatively large and representative sample of preschool children. Methods Physical activity was measured over 6 d using the Computer Science and Applications (CSA) accelerometer in 394 boys and girls (mean age 4.2, SD 0.5 yr). Children were ...

Everyday Activity Predicts Bone Geometry in Children: The Iowa Bone Development Study

  • Published on 2004

Purpose Bone adapts to changing mechanical loads by altering the structure appropriately. These adaptations should be evident in the bone cross-sectional area (CSA) and section modulus (Z), indices of axial and bending strength, respectively. In this cross-sectional study, we investigated associations between physical activity, CSA, and Z in 467 young children (...

Differences in Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physical Activity and Obesity Among Caucasians and Non Caucasians in Norway

  • Published on 05/01/2002

Purpose To evaluate the differences between Caucasians and non-Caucasians with regard to cardiorespiratory fitness, physical activity and obesity measures. Methods Four hundred and ten 9-year old children and 347 15-year old youths participated in a cross-sectional study as a part of the European Youth Heart Study. The non-Caucasians constituted 17% of the ...