Influence of physical activity on change in weight status as children become adolescents.

@article{Mcmurray2008InfluenceOP,
  title={Influence of physical activity on change in weight status as children become adolescents.},
  author={Robert G Mcmurray and Joanne S. Harrell and Dana L Creighton and Zhi Wang and Shrikant I. Bangdiwala},
  journal={International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={69-77}
}
UNLABELLED Physical activity (PA) has been shown to have a positive effect on weight status, but habitual physical activity declines as youth age, yet some adolescents do not gain weight. PURPOSE To determine if changes in weight status over 5 years during adolescence are associated with changes in PA levels. PROCEDURES A longitudinal study of 377 girls and 388 boys tested initially at ages 9-11 years old and 5 years later (age 14-16 years old). The sample was grouped by initial and final… CONTINUE READING