Excess weight, arterial pressure and physical activity in commuting to school: correlations.

  title={Excess weight, arterial pressure and physical activity in commuting to school: correlations.},
  author={Kelly Samara da Silva and Adair da Silva Lopes},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
  volume={91 2},
BACKGROUND The prevalence of obesity and elevated arterial pressure (AP) has increased in children and adolescents, whereas physical activity has decreased. OBJECTIVE To identify and correlate excess weight, body fat and elevated AP among active and passive students with the way they commute to school. METHODS One thousand five hundred and seventy students aged 7 to 12 years participated in the study conducted in João Pessoa, state of Paraíba. Students completed a questionnaire about the… CONTINUE READING


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