Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Obesity in an International Sample of Children.

@article{Katzmarzyk2015PhysicalAS,
  title={Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Obesity in an International Sample of Children.},
  author={P T Katzmarzyk and Tiago V. Barreira and Stephanie T Broyles and Catherine M Champagne and Jean-Philippe Chaput and Mikael Fogelholm and Gang Hu and William D Johnson and Rebecca Kuriyan and Anura Kurpad and Estelle Victoria Lambert and Carol A Maher and Jacintho Maia and Victor Keihan Rodrigues Matsudo and Timothy Olds and Vincent Ochieng Onywera and Olga L. Sarmiento and Martyn Standage and Mark Stephen Tremblay and Catrine Tudor-Locke and Pei Zhao and Timothy S Church},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  year={2015},
  volume={47 10},
  pages={2062-9}
}
PURPOSE To determine the relationships between moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA), vigorous physical activity (VPA), sedentary time, and obesity in children from 12 countries representing a wide range of human development. METHODS The sample included 6539 children age 9-11 yr. Times in MVPA, VPA, and sedentary behaviors were assessed by accelerometry. The body mass index (BMI; kg·m) was used to classify children as obese based on z-scores (> +2 SD) from World Health Organization… CONTINUE READING

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