Effects of adiposity on physical activity in childhood: Iowa Bone Development Study.

@article{Kwon2011EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of adiposity on physical activity in childhood: Iowa Bone Development Study.},
  author={Soyang Kwon and Kathleen F. Janz and Trudy L. Burns and Steven M. Levy},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2011},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={443-8}
}
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to examine whether adiposity level is associated with subsequent physical activity (PA) level in childhood. METHODS Study participants were 326 children participating in the Iowa Bone Development Study. PA and fat mass were measured using accelerometers and dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) at approximately 5, 8, and 11 yr. Data for relevant variables such as parents' education and PA levels and family income were also collected. Gender-specific… CONTINUE READING