Giseli Minatto

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OBJECTIVE To analyze the health-related physical fitness according to stages of sexual maturation in Brazilian adolescents (10 to 17 years-old) living in a small town of German colonization. METHODS This study was based on a broader project, a school-based cross-sectional epidemiological study conducted with adolescents from public schools (141 males and(More)
OBJECTIVE It is unknown how much previous reviews on promoting physical activity (PA) for children and adolescents (aged 6-18years) take into account studies from low- and middle-income countries (LMIC, based on the World Bank definition) and the level of evidence of the effect of PA interventions in this population. This study aims to answer such questions(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of low cardiorespiratory fitness and its association with excess body fat, considering the sexual maturation and economic level in female adolescents. METHODS Cross-sectional, epidemiological study of 1,223 adolescents (10-17 years) from the public school system of Cascavel, PR, Brazil, in 2006. We analyzed the(More)
BACKGROUND School-based intervention can contribute to the promotion of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in adolescents. However, it is neces sary to systematize how intervention strategies and the methodological characteristics of studies influence the effects of CRF interventions. OBJECTIVE A meta-analysis review of school-based intervention studies(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to investigate the association between body image dissatisfaction and body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage (BF%) and to identify which of these anthropometric indicators are more strongly associated, and finally to estimate the prevalence of overweight and high body adiposity in male children and(More)
OBJECTIVES This study examined dose-response relationships of walking with multiple aspects of physical function and measures of body fatness in apparently healthy, independent adults aged 50-80 years. METHODS 201 adults (81 male, 120 female) aged 50-80 years underwent assessment of body mass index (BMI), body fatness, waist circumference (WC) and 6(More)
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