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Apps to promote physical activity among adults: a review and content analysis
BackgroundIn May 2013, the iTunes and Google Play stores contained 23,490 and 17,756 smartphone applications (apps) categorized as Health and Fitness, respectively. The quality of these apps, inExpand
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Differences in Weight Status and Energy-Balance Related Behaviors among Schoolchildren across Europe: The ENERGY-Project
Background Current data on the prevalence of overweight and energy-balance behaviors among European children is necessary to inform overweight prevention interventions. Methodology/Principal FindingsExpand
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Taste preferences, liking and other factors related to fruit and vegetable intakes among schoolchildren: results from observational studies
The present paper explores the relative importance of liking and taste preferences as correlates of fruit and vegetable (FV) intakes among schoolchildren in Europe. The paper first provides anExpand
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Appreciation and implementation of a school-based intervention are associated with changes in fruit and vegetable intake in 10- to 13-year old schoolchildren--the Pro Children study.
The purpose was to investigate the degree of implementation and appreciation of a comprehensive school-randomized fruit and vegetable intervention program and to what extent these factors wereExpand
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Patterns in sedentary and exercise behaviors and associations with overweight in 9–14-year-old boys and girls - a cross-sectional study.
BackgroundBefore starting interventions addressing energy-balance related behaviors, knowledge is needed about the prevalence of sedentary behaviors and low physical exercise, theirExpand
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Weight status of European preschool children and associations with family demographics and energy balance‐related behaviours: a pooled analysis of six European studies
This study aimed to (i) gain insight in the prevalence of overweight indices in European preschoolers (4–7 years); (ii) identify energy balance‐related behaviours associated with overweight/obesity;Expand
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Measured sedentary time and physical activity during the school day of European 10- to 12-year-old children: the ENERGY project.
OBJECTIVES This study aims to describe the time devoted to sedentary and physical activities at school in five European countries and to examine differences according to country, sex, ethnicity,Expand
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Effects of a comprehensive fruit- and vegetable-promoting school-based intervention in three European countries: the Pro Children Study
The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effects of the Pro Children intervention on schoolchildren's fruit and vegetable (FV) intake after 1 and 2 years of follow-up. The interventionExpand
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The ER22/23EK polymorphism in the glucocorticoid receptor gene is associated with a beneficial body composition and muscle strength in young adults.
Glucocorticoids play an important role in determining body composition. A polymorphism of the glucocorticoid receptor gene (in codons 22 and 23) has previously been found to be associated withExpand
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Correlates of fruit and vegetable consumption among 11-year-old Belgian-Flemish and Dutch schoolchildren.
OBJECTIVE To determine factors associated with the consumption of fruit and vegetables among 11-year-old schoolchildren in Belgium-Flanders and the Netherlands. DESIGN In total, 2468 schoolExpand
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