Relationship of physical activity and dietary habits with body mass index in the transition from childhood to adolescence: a 4-year longitudinal study.

@article{Haerens2010RelationshipOP,
  title={Relationship of physical activity and dietary habits with body mass index in the transition from childhood to adolescence: a 4-year longitudinal study.},
  author={Leen Liesbeth Haerens and Carine Anna Vereecken and Lea Maes and Ilse de Bourdeaudhuij},
  journal={Public health nutrition},
  year={2010},
  volume={13 10A},
  pages={1722-8}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between several physical activity (PA) and dietary behaviours and BMI Z-score and to investigate the relationship between changes in these variables and in the BMI Z-score over a 4-year period from childhood to adolescence. DESIGN Longitudinal study in which children were included in the fifth grade and measured for four consecutive years. Dietary and PA behaviours as well as height and weight were measured by means of self-reported validated… CONTINUE READING

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