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School-based study found that physical activity and aerobic fitness predicted increases in total body fat and abdominal fat at a mean age of 9.8 years.

Danielson, Anton; Thorsson, Ola LU ; Wollmer, Per LU ; Karlsson, Magnus LU ; Andersen, LB and Dencker, Magnus LU (2018) In Acta Pædiatrica 107(10). p.1810-1817
Abstract

AIM: We assessed whether baseline measurements of physical activity, aerobic fitness, body fat and abdominal fat were predictors of changes in body fat measurements over a two-year period.

METHODS: The study comprised of 204 children aged 9.8 ± 0.6 years with a normal body mass distribution, who recruited from four schools in middle-class areas of Malmö, Sweden, from 2001 to 2004. Peak oxygen uptake and physical activity were measured at baseline. Body fat was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at baseline and two years later.

RESULTS: Physical activity, aerobic fitness and total body fat or abdominal fat were predictors of change in total body fat or abdominal fat over a period of two years. Changes in the... (More)

AIM: We assessed whether baseline measurements of physical activity, aerobic fitness, body fat and abdominal fat were predictors of changes in body fat measurements over a two-year period.

METHODS: The study comprised of 204 children aged 9.8 ± 0.6 years with a normal body mass distribution, who recruited from four schools in middle-class areas of Malmö, Sweden, from 2001 to 2004. Peak oxygen uptake and physical activity were measured at baseline. Body fat was measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at baseline and two years later.

RESULTS: Physical activity, aerobic fitness and total body fat or abdominal fat were predictors of change in total body fat or abdominal fat over a period of two years. Changes in the percentage of body fat were not related to any of the baseline measurements.

CONCLUSION: Our two-year follow-up of children with a mean age of 9.8 years at baseline showed that physical activity, aerobic fitness and body fat or abdominal fat predicted changes in total body fat or abdominal fat, but not the percentage of body fat.

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10.1111/apa.14289https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.14289
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  author       = {Danielson, Anton and Thorsson, Ola and Wollmer, Per and Karlsson, Magnus and Andersen, LB and Dencker, Magnus},
  issn         = {1651-2227},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {10},
  pages        = {1810--1817},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd},
  series       = {Acta Pædiatrica},
  title        = {School-based study found that physical activity and aerobic fitness predicted increases in total body fat and abdominal fat at a mean age of 9.8 years.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/apa.14289https://doi.org/10.1111/apa.14289},
  volume       = {107},
  year         = {2018},
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