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Body fat related to daily physical activity and insulin concentrations in non-diabetic children.

Dencker, Magnus LU ; Thorsson, Ola LU ; Karlsson, Magnus LU ; Lindén, Christian LU ; Eiberg, Stig; Wollmer, Per LU ; Andersen, Lars Bo and Ahrén, Bo LU (2008) In Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging 28. p.211-215
Abstract
This study explored the associations between body fat versus daily physical activity and insulin concentrations in non-diabetic young children in a cross-sectional study of 172 children (93 boys and 79 girls) aged 8-11 years. Blood samples were analysed for serum insulin and daily physical activity was measured by accelerometers. Time spent performing vigorous activity was estimated from accelerometer data by using established cut-off points. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was used to quantify abdominal fat mass (AFM) and total body fat (TBF), also calculated as percentage of body weight (BF%). Body fat distribution was calculated as AFM/TBF. Body fat distribution was independently linked to both insulin concentrations and physical... (More)
This study explored the associations between body fat versus daily physical activity and insulin concentrations in non-diabetic young children in a cross-sectional study of 172 children (93 boys and 79 girls) aged 8-11 years. Blood samples were analysed for serum insulin and daily physical activity was measured by accelerometers. Time spent performing vigorous activity was estimated from accelerometer data by using established cut-off points. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was used to quantify abdominal fat mass (AFM) and total body fat (TBF), also calculated as percentage of body weight (BF%). Body fat distribution was calculated as AFM/TBF. Body fat distribution was independently linked to both insulin concentrations and physical activity. In contrast, TBF, AFM, and BF% were linked to physical activity only and not to insulin concentrations. In conclusion in this population of non-diabetic children, body fat distribution was independently associated with increased concentrations of insulin and deceased amount of vigorous activity per day. Also, AFM, TBF, and BF% were independently related to minutes of vigorous activity per day. (Less)
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10.1111/j.1475-097X.2007.00787.x
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  abstract     = {This study explored the associations between body fat versus daily physical activity and insulin concentrations in non-diabetic young children in a cross-sectional study of 172 children (93 boys and 79 girls) aged 8-11 years. Blood samples were analysed for serum insulin and daily physical activity was measured by accelerometers. Time spent performing vigorous activity was estimated from accelerometer data by using established cut-off points. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was used to quantify abdominal fat mass (AFM) and total body fat (TBF), also calculated as percentage of body weight (BF%). Body fat distribution was calculated as AFM/TBF. Body fat distribution was independently linked to both insulin concentrations and physical activity. In contrast, TBF, AFM, and BF% were linked to physical activity only and not to insulin concentrations. In conclusion in this population of non-diabetic children, body fat distribution was independently associated with increased concentrations of insulin and deceased amount of vigorous activity per day. Also, AFM, TBF, and BF% were independently related to minutes of vigorous activity per day.},
  author       = {Dencker, Magnus and Thorsson, Ola and Karlsson, Magnus and Lindén, Christian and Eiberg, Stig and Wollmer, Per and Andersen, Lars Bo and Ahrén, Bo},
  issn         = {1475-0961},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {211--215},
  publisher    = {Wiley Online Library},
  series       = {Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging},
  title        = {Body fat related to daily physical activity and insulin concentrations in non-diabetic children.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-097X.2007.00787.x},
  volume       = {28},
  year         = {2008},
}