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Daily physical activity related to body fat in children aged 8-11 years

Dencker, Magnus LU ; Thorsson, Ola LU ; Karlsson, M K LU ; Lindén, Christian LU ; Eiberg, S ; Wollmer, Per LU and Andersen, L B (2006) In Journal of Pediatrics 149(1). p.38-42
Abstract
Objective To evaluate the association between objectively measured daily Study design Cross-sectional, observational, study of 248 children aged 7.9 to 11.1 years. Abdominal fat mass and total body fat mass were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Daily physical activity was assessed by accelerometers for 4 days. Results Total body fat expressed as a percentage of body mass was inversely related to minutes of vigorous physical activity per day, for all children r = -0.38 (P < .05). Children, both boys and girls, in the highest quartile of body fat performed on average 12 minutes less vigorous activity per day compared with their counterparts in the lowest quartile. Multiple regression analysis revealed that independent factors... (More)
Objective To evaluate the association between objectively measured daily Study design Cross-sectional, observational, study of 248 children aged 7.9 to 11.1 years. Abdominal fat mass and total body fat mass were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Daily physical activity was assessed by accelerometers for 4 days. Results Total body fat expressed as a percentage of body mass was inversely related to minutes of vigorous physical activity per day, for all children r = -0.38 (P < .05). Children, both boys and girls, in the highest quartile of body fat performed on average 12 minutes less vigorous activity per day compared with their counterparts in the lowest quartile. Multiple regression analysis revealed that independent factors for body fat were number of minutes of vigorous activity per day and sex. Conclusion Low physical activity can be a contributing factor in childhood obesity. Only longitudinal studies, however, can give more definitive information about the relation between daily physical activity and obesity. (Less)
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10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.02.002
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  abstract     = {Objective To evaluate the association between objectively measured daily Study design Cross-sectional, observational, study of 248 children aged 7.9 to 11.1 years. Abdominal fat mass and total body fat mass were measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. Daily physical activity was assessed by accelerometers for 4 days. Results Total body fat expressed as a percentage of body mass was inversely related to minutes of vigorous physical activity per day, for all children r = -0.38 (P &lt; .05). Children, both boys and girls, in the highest quartile of body fat performed on average 12 minutes less vigorous activity per day compared with their counterparts in the lowest quartile. Multiple regression analysis revealed that independent factors for body fat were number of minutes of vigorous activity per day and sex. Conclusion Low physical activity can be a contributing factor in childhood obesity. Only longitudinal studies, however, can give more definitive information about the relation between daily physical activity and obesity.},
  author       = {Dencker, Magnus and Thorsson, Ola and Karlsson, M K and Lindén, Christian and Eiberg, S and Wollmer, Per and Andersen, L B},
  issn         = {1097-6833},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {38--42},
  publisher    = {Academic Press},
  series       = {Journal of Pediatrics},
  title        = {Daily physical activity related to body fat in children aged 8-11 years},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.02.002},
  doi          = {10.1016/j.jpeds.2006.02.002},
  volume       = {149},
  year         = {2006},
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