Sedentary behavior and obesity in a large cohort of children.

  title={Sedentary behavior and obesity in a large cohort of children.},
  author={Jonathan A. Mitchell and Calum G Mattocks and Andrew Robert Ness and Sam D. Leary and Russell R Pate and Marsha Dowda and Steven Noel Blair and Chris Riddoch},
  volume={17 8},
The purpose of this study was to examine the association between sedentary behavior and obesity among 12-year-old children, while adjusting for moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and other potential confounding variables. Cross-sectional analyses were carried out with data from 5,434 children who participated in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC). Fat mass was derived using dual-energy X-ray emission absorptiometry, and height and weight measurements were… CONTINUE READING