Sedentary behaviour, physical activity and weight problems in adolescents in Wales.

  title={Sedentary behaviour, physical activity and weight problems in adolescents in Wales.},
  author={Frank J. Elgar and Christopher Roberts and Leah K Moore and Chris Tudor-Smith},
  journal={Public health},
  volume={119 6},
OBJECTIVE We studied the prevalence and stability of overweight and obesity in a cohort of adolescents, and the effects of sedentary behaviour and physical activity on changes in body mass. The study also examined the extent to which physical activity mediated the relationship between sedentary behaviour and body mass. DESIGN Four-year cohort study. METHODS The study was part of the Health Behaviour of School-aged Children Study that took place in Wales between 1994 and 1998. Body height… CONTINUE READING
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