Physical activity, overweight and central adiposity in Swedish children and adolescents
the European youth heart study
Ortega, F.B., Ruiz, J.R., & Sjöström, M. (2007). Physical activity, overweight and central adiposity in Swedish children and adolescents: the European youth heart study.
Background: The aim of this work was to study the associations of physical activity (PA) and other factors predisposing to overweight, with overweight and central adiposity in children and adolescents.
Conclusions: Low levels of total PA and especially vigorous PA may play an important role in the development of overweight and excess of central adiposity in children and adolescents, independently of a number of factors such as television viewing and birth weight. In addition, the data suggest that the association between television viewing and central fat deposition could be attenuated if enough vigorous PA is accumulated. Longitudinal and intervention studies are needed to confirm these findings.
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