Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS): objectives, design, methodology and implications

@inproceedings{AlHazzaa2011ArabTL,
  title={Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS): objectives, design, methodology and implications},
  author={Hazzaa M Al-Hazzaa and Abdulrahman Obaid Musaiger},
  booktitle={Diabetes, metabolic syndrome and obesity : targets and therapy},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND There is a lack of comparable data on physical activity, sedentary behavior, and dietary habits among Arab adolescents, which limits our understanding and interpretation of the relationship between obesity and lifestyle parameters. Therefore, we initiated the Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS). The ATLS is a multicenter collaborative project for assessing lifestyle habits of Arab adolescents. The objectives of the ATLS project were to investigate the prevalence rates for overweight… CONTINUE READING
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