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BACKGROUND The European IDEFICS (Identification and prevention of dietary- and lifestyle-induced health effects in children and infants) study was set up to determine the aetiology of overweight, obesity and related disorders in children, and to develop and evaluate a tailored primary prevention programme. OBJECTIVE This paper focuses on the aetiological(More)
The authors' aim in this cross-sectional study was to characterize levels of objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in adolescents from 9 European countries. The study comprised 2,200 European adolescents (1,184 girls) participating in the HELENA cross-sectional study (2006-2008). Physical activity was measured by accelerometry and was(More)
UNLABELLED The rapid rising prevalence of childhood obesity is related to increased risk of obesity-related diseases during adulthood. The aim of the present study was to review the data concerning the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in European children and adolescents (Part 1) and to determine and compare the prevalence of MS among overweight and(More)
OBJECTIVE To report sex- and age-specific physical fitness levels in European adolescents. METHODS A sample of 3428 adolescents (1845 girls) aged 12.5-17.49 years from 10 European cities in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece (an inland city and an island city), Hungary, Italy, Spain and Sweden was assessed in the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by(More)
RATIONALE Research involving humans is regulated by regulatory authorities through their specific requirements and controls. The Healthy Life Style in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence Cross-Sectional Study (HELENA-CSS) is a multicenter biomedical research study of adolescents in several representative European cities, which requires satisfying(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the independent associations of muscular and cardiorespiratory fitness with clustered metabolic risk in adolescents. METHODS Participants were 709 adolescents (346 boys) from 10 European centers, aged 12.5-17.5 yr, evaluated as a part of the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescents cross-sectional study (HELENA-CSS). A(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the standardization process and reliability of anthropometric and bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) measurements. We examined both intra- and interobserver errors for skinfolds, circumferences and BIA. METHODS For the intraobserver error assessment, first of all, 202 adolescents in the pilot study (110 boys, 92 girls, aged(More)
OBJECTIVES To identify the main knowledge gaps and to propose research lines that will be developed within the European Union-funded 'Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence' (HELENA) project, concerning the nutritional status, physical fitness and physical activity of adolescents in Europe. DESIGN Review of the currently existing(More)
BACKGROUND Adequate sleep is a critical factor for adolescent's health and health-related behaviors. OBJECTIVE (a) to describe sleep duration in European adolescents from nine countries, (b) to assess the association of short sleep duration with excess adiposity and (c) to elucidate if physical activity (PA), sedentary behaviors and/or inadequate food(More)
BACKGROUND Evidence suggests possible synergetic effects of multiple lifestyle behaviors on health risks like obesity and other health outcomes. A better insight in the clustering of those behaviors, could help to identify groups who are at risk in developing chronic diseases. This study examines the prevalence and clustering of physical activity, sedentary(More)