Intima-Media Thickness in 11- to 13-Year-Old Children: Variation Attributed to Sedentary Behavior, Physical Activity, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Waist Circumference.

@article{Melo2015IntimaMediaTI,
  title={Intima-Media Thickness in 11- to 13-Year-Old Children: Variation Attributed to Sedentary Behavior, Physical Activity, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Waist Circumference.},
  author={Xavier Melo and Helena Santa-Clara and Nuno n. m. P Pimenta and Sandra Silva Martins and Cl{\'a}udia Sof{\'i}a Minderico and B O Fernhall and Luis Sardinha},
  journal={Journal of physical activity & health},
  year={2015},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={610-7}
}
BACKGROUND It is unclear how sedentary behavior (SED), physical activity (PA), and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) influence vascular structure in children of varying body size. This study examined whether associations between SED, PA, and CRF with intima-media thickness (IMT) added to that of abdominal fatness and IMT. Differences in physiological measures among waist circumference (WC) percentiles were tested. METHODS We assessed IMT of the carotid artery in 265 children aged 11 to 13 years… CONTINUE READING