Metabolic risk factors, physical activity and physical fitness in azorean adolescents: a cross-sectional study

@inproceedings{Moreira2011MetabolicRF,
  title={Metabolic risk factors, physical activity and physical fitness in azorean adolescents: a cross-sectional study},
  author={Carla Moreira and Rute Santos and Jos{\'e} Cazuza de Farias and Susana Vale and Paula Clara Santos and Luisa Soares-Miranda and A. I. Marqu{\'e}s and Jorge Mota},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2011}
}
BackgroundThe prevalence of metabolic syndrome has increased over the last few decades in adolescents and has become an important health challenge worldwide. This study analyzed the relationships between metabolic risk factors (MRF) and physical activity (PA) and physical fitness (PF) in a sample of Azorean adolescents.MethodsA cross-sectional school-based study was conducted on 417 adolescents (243 girls) aged 15-18 from the Azorean Islands, Portugal. Height, weight, waist circumference… CONTINUE READING

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