Associations of physical activity and sedentary time with weight and weight status among 10- to 12-year-old boys and girls in Europe: a cluster analysis within the ENERGY project.

@article{Bourdeaudhuij2013AssociationsOP,
  title={Associations of physical activity and sedentary time with weight and weight status among 10- to 12-year-old boys and girls in Europe: a cluster analysis within the ENERGY project.},
  author={Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij and Ma{\"i}t{\'e} Verloigne and Lea Maes and Wendy Van Lippevelde and Mai J M Chinapaw and Saskia J Te Velde and Yannis Manios and Odusseas Androutsos and Eva Kovacs and A D{\"o}ssegger and Johannes Brug},
  journal={Pediatric obesity},
  year={2013},
  volume={8 5},
  pages={367-75}
}
BACKGROUND Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) plays an important role in childhood overweight prevention. Sedentary time appears to be independently associated with overweight, but most research has been done in adults. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study were to identify subgroups of children based on their MVPA and sedentary time, and explore differences in body mass index (BMI), waist circumference and overweight prevalence between among these subgroups. METHODS A sample of… CONTINUE READING