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Physical activity and clustered cardiovascular risk in children: a cross-sectional study (The European Youth Heart Study)
TLDR
Assessment of associations of objectively measured physical activity with clustering of cardiovascular disease risk factors in children from Denmark, Estonia, and Portugal found levels should be higher than the current international guidelines of at at least 1 h per day of physical activity of at least moderate intensity. Expand
Worldwide trends in body-mass index, underweight, overweight, and obesity from 1975 to 2016: a pooled analysis of 2416 population-based measurement studies in 128·9 million children, adolescents, and
  • Leandra Ziad A Zargar Abdul Niveen M Benjamin Cecilia Robe Abarca-Gómez Abdeen Hamid Abu-Rmeileh Acosta-Cazar, Leandra Abarca-Gómez, +1,022 authors M. Ezzati
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • 16 December 2017
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Trends in mean BMI have recently flattened in northwestern Europe and the high-income English-speaking and Asia-Pacific regions for both sexes, southwestern Europe for boys, and central and Andean Latin America for girls, and by contrast, the rise in BMI has accelerated in east and south Asia forboth sexes, and southeast Asia for boys. Expand
Physical activity levels and patterns of 9- and 15-yr-old European children.
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to assess physical activity levels and patterns from children participating in the European Youth Heart Study (EYHS). Very limited physical activity data existExpand
Independent associations of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness with metabolic risk factors in children: the European youth heart study
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PA and CRF are separately and independently associated with individual and clustered metabolic risk factors in children and the results suggest that fitness and activity affect metabolic risk through different pathways. Expand
Worldwide trends in blood pressure from 1975 to 2015: a pooled analysis of 1479 population-based measurement studies with 19·1 million participants
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The number of adults with raised blood pressure increased from 594 million in 1975 to 1·13 billion in 2015, with the increase largely in low-income and middle-income countries, and the contributions of changes in prevalence versus population growth and ageing to the increase. Expand
TV Viewing and Physical Activity Are Independently Associated with Metabolic Risk in Children: The European Youth Heart Study
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TV viewing and PA may be separate entities and differently associated with adiposity and metabolic risk, whereas PA is associated with individual and clustered metabolic-risk indicators independently of obesity. Expand
Mediators of Weight Loss and Weight Loss Maintenance in Middle‐aged Women
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Results show that lowering emotional eating and adopting a flexible dietary restraint pattern are critical for sustained weight loss, and interventions must also be effective in promoting exercise intrinsic motivation and self‐efficacy. Expand
Trends in adult body-mass index in 200 countries from 1975 to 2014: a pooled analysis of 1698 population-based measurement studies with 19·2 million participants
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The posterior probability of meeting the target of halting by 2025 the rise in obesity at its 2010 levels, if post-2000 trends continue, is calculated. Expand
Prevalence of the Portuguese population attaining sufficient physical activity.
TLDR
The design and implementation of strategies to promote physical activity for health among children and adolescents and older adults, particularly girls/women, should be encouraged. Expand
Objectively measured physical activity and sedentary time in youth: the International children’s accelerometry database (ICAD)
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Boys were less sedentary and more active than girls at all ages, and overweight/obese participants were less active than their normal weight counterparts from age seven onwards. Expand
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