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Letter to the editor: standardized use of the terms "sedentary" and "sedentary behaviours".
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This work proposes that journal editors adopt a consistent definition of the term sedentary and require that all manuscripts published within their journal adhere to this common terminology, and suggests that authors use the term “inactive” to describe those who are performing insufficient amounts of MVPA.
Longitudinal study of physical activity and inactivity in preschoolers: the FLAME study.
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Levels of physical activity declined in boys and girls between the ages 3 and 4-5 yr, whether using objective measures or parental reports of activity.
Risk factors for sudden infant death syndrome following the prevention campaign in New Zealand: a prospective study.
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Breastfeeding did not appear to offer a statistically significant reduction in SIDS risk after adjustment of potential confounders, but as breastfeeding rates are comparatively good in New Zealand, this result should be interpreted with caution as the power of this study to detect a benefit is small.
Prevention and treatment of infant and childhood vitamin D deficiency in Australia and New Zealand: a consensus statement
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Regular sunlight exposure can prevent vitamin D deficiency, but the safe exposure time for children is unknown, and high‐dose bolus therapy should be considered for children over 12 months of age if compliance or absorption issues are suspected.
Results from the first year of the New Zealand cot death study.
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The preliminary analysis of the first year of the New Zealand cot death study gives the major identified risk factors for SIDS and identifies three risk factors which are potentially amenable to modification.
Four modifiable and other major risk factors for cot death: The New Zealand study
Abstract New Zealand's high mortality rate from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) prompted the development of the New Zealand Cot Death Study. A report of the analysis of the data from the first
Effect of a Baby-Led Approach to Complementary Feeding on Infant Growth and Overweight: A Randomized Clinical Trial
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Ababy-led approach to complementary feeding did not result in more appropriate BMI than traditional spoon-feeding, although children were reported to have less food fussiness, and further research should determine whether these findings apply to individuals using unmodified baby-led weaning.
Longitudinal analysis of sleep in relation to BMI and body fat in children: the FLAME study
TLDR
Young children who do not get enough sleep are at increased risk of becoming overweight, even after adjustment for initial weight status and multiple confounding factors.
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