School-based physical activity and changes in adiposity

  title={School-based physical activity and changes in adiposity},
  author={Javan B. Wardle and Naomi Henning Brodersen and DR. BONIFACE},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
Objective:School-based physical education (PE) is often proposed as a strategy for obesity prevention, but many trials have found non-significant effects on body mass index (BMI). We examined the impact of school PE on adiposity in adolescents, using an ecological analysis to relate the number of PE sessions to changes in BMI and waist circumference.Research methods and procedures:Five-year, longitudinal, school-based study involving 34 secondary schools in London, England. Students were aged… CONTINUE READING
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