Overweight and reduced heart rate variability in British children: an exploratory study.

@article{Birch2012OverweightAR,
  title={Overweight and reduced heart rate variability in British children: an exploratory study.},
  author={Samantha Louise Birch and Michael J Duncan and Craig Franklin},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={
          430-2
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the associations between heart rate variability (HRV) and weight status in children. METHOD Following ethics approval, 182 children (87 males, 95 females) aged between 6 and 11 years old (Mean (SD) age 9.1 (1.4) years) were assessed for height and body mass from which body mass index (BMI, kg/m(2)) was calculated. Data were collected in Central England, March-June 2011. Resting HRV was assessed in the supine position. Time domain (RMSSD and pNN50) and frequency domain… CONTINUE READING
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