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Title: Associations between moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and central body fat in 3-8-year-old children
Authors: Martínez Gómez, D.; Eisenmann, J. C.; Tucker, J.; Heelan, K. A.; Welk, G. J.
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: International Journal of Pediatric 6:e611-e614 (2011)
Abstract: The aim of this study was to examine the associations between objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and central body fat (CBF) indicators by anthropometry and dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in young children. This study comprised 110 children aged 3-8 years. The associations between MVPA and CBF measures by anthropometry (waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio, skinfold thicknesses [subscapular, suprailiac, trunk-to-extremity and trunk-to-total skinfold ratios] and total trunk-to-waist circumference), DXA (trunk fat) and a combination of both (total trunk skinfolds-to-trunk fat by DXA) were examined by linear regression. Levels of MVPA showed a significant inverse association with 8 of 9 indicators of CBF after controlling for age, gender and height, and fat-free mass. When total fat mass measured by DXA was included into the model, levels of MVPA remained significantly associated with 6 of 9 indicators of CBF. The results highlight the plausible role of MVPA on CBF in young children but longitudinal studies are necessary.
Description: 4 páginas
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10261/56521
ISSN: 1747-7166
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