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Sedentary Behavior and Obesity in a Large Cohort of Children


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Mitchell, J. A., Mattocks, C., Ness, A. R., Leary, S. D., Pate, R. R., Dowda, M., Blair, S. N. and Riddoch, C., 2009. Sedentary Behavior and Obesity in a Large Cohort of Children. Obesity, 17 (8), pp. 1596-1602.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the association between sedentary behavior and obesity among 12-year-old children, while adjusting for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and other potential confounding variables. Cross-sectional analyses were carried out with data from 5,434 children who participated in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Fat mass was derived using dual-energy X-ray emission absorptiometry, and height and weight measurements were used to calculate BMI (kg/m(2)). The children wore an accelerometer for 7 days. The cut points for sedentary behavior and MVPA were

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsMitchell, J. A., Mattocks, C., Ness, A. R., Leary, S. D., Pate, R. R., Dowda, M., Blair, S. N. and Riddoch, C.
DOI10.1038/oby.2009.42
Uncontrolled Keywordslife-style, heart, physical-activity, adolescents, school-children, youth, time spent, metabolic risk, united-states, cardiovascular-disease
DepartmentsFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code15277

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