Short sleep duration is associated with increased obesity markers in European adolescents: effect of physical activity and dietary habits. The HELENA study

  title={Short sleep duration is associated with increased obesity markers in European adolescents: effect of physical activity and dietary habits. The HELENA study},
  author={Marta Garaulet and Francisco B. Ortega and Jonatan R. Ruiz and Juan Pablo Rey-Lopez and Laurent B{\'e}ghin and Yannis Manios and Magdalena Cuenca-Garcia and Mar{\'i}a Plada and Katharina Diethelm and Antony Kafatos and D{\'e}nes Moln{\'a}r and Jasmin Al-Tahan and Luis Alberto Moreno},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
Background:Adequate sleep is a critical factor for adolescent's health and health-related behaviors.Objective:(a) to describe sleep duration in European adolescents from nine countries, (b) to assess the association of short sleep duration with excess adiposity and (c) to elucidate if physical activity (PA), sedentary behaviors and/or inadequate food habits underlie this association.Design:A sample of 3311 adolescents (1748 girls) aged 12.5–17.49 years from 10 European cities in Austria… 

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    Indian journal of community medicine : official publication of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine
  • 2009
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