Physical activity is inversely related to waist circumference in 12-y-old French adolescents

@article{KleinPlatat2005PhysicalAI,
  title={Physical activity is inversely related to waist circumference in 12-y-old French adolescents},
  author={Carine Klein-Platat and Mohamed Oujaa and Aline Wagner and Margriet C. de Haan and Dominique Arveiler and J. L. Schlienger and Chantal Simon},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2005},
  volume={29},
  pages={9-14}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE:Waist circumference (W) has been shown to be a good predictor of cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study was to investigate whether physical activity (PA) is related to W in adolescents as previously shown in adults.DESIGN AND SUBJECTS:Cross-sectional population-based survey of 2714 12-y-old adolescents from the eastern part of France.MEASUREMENTS:Body mass index (BMI) and W were measured. Structured PA, active commuting to and from school and sedentary activities… CONTINUE READING

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