Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with features of metabolic risk factors in children. Should cardiorespiratory fitness be assessed in a European health monitoring system? The European Youth Heart Study

@article{Ruiz2006CardiorespiratoryFI,
  title={Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with features of metabolic risk factors in children. Should cardiorespiratory fitness be assessed in a European health monitoring system? The European Youth Heart Study},
  author={Jonatan R. Ruiz and Francisco B. Ortega and Dirk Meusel and Maarike Harro and Pekka Oja and Michael Sj{\"o}str{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of Public Health},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={94-102}
}
The question as to whether fitness should be assessed in a European health monitoring system, perhaps from the early stages of life onwards, remains to be answered. We aimed to examine the associations between cardiorespiratory fitness and metabolic risk factors in children. A total of 873 healthy children from Sweden and Estonia aged 9–10 years (444 girls and 429 boys) were randomly selected. A maximal ergometer bike test was used to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness. Additional… CONTINUE READING
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