Physical fitness, obesity, and academic achievement in schoolchildren.

  title={Physical fitness, obesity, and academic achievement in schoolchildren.},
  author={Coral Torrijos-Ni{\~n}o and Vicente Mart{\'i}nez-Vizca{\'i}no and Maria Jesus Pardo-Guijarro and Jorge Ca{\~n}ete Garc{\'i}a-Prieto and Natalia Mar{\'i}a Arias-Palencia and Mairena S{\'a}nchez-L{\'o}pez},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  volume={165 1},
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of physical fitness and obesity with academic achievement and the independent association between fitness and academic achievement after controlling for relevant confounders such as age, parental education, and body mass index in school aged children. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study including 893 schoolchildren, aged 9-11 years, from Cuenca, Spain. Data were collected from September to November 2010. We measured academic achievement (mean of the grades… CONTINUE READING

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