Role of physical activity in the prevention of obesity in children

  title={Role of physical activity in the prevention of obesity in children},
  author={Michael I. Goran and K Reynolds and Christine Lindquist},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
The increasing prevalence of childhood obesity and its concomitant health risks justify widespread efforts toward prevention. Although both diet and physical activity have been emphasized as appropriate interventions, the current paper focuses on the role of physical activity in obesity prevention. Children’s levels of physical activity are highly variable, and may be influenced by a multitude of factors including physiological, psychological, sociocultural and environmental determinants… 

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