TV Viewing and Physical Activity Are Independently Associated with Metabolic Risk in Children: The European Youth Heart Study

  title={TV Viewing and Physical Activity Are Independently Associated with Metabolic Risk in Children: The European Youth Heart Study},
  author={Ulf Ekelund and S\oren Brage and Karsten Froberg and Maarike Harro and Sigmund Alfred Anderssen and Lu{\'i}s B Sardinha and Chris Riddoch and Lars Bo Andersen},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={204 - 209}
BACKGROUND TV viewing has been linked to metabolic-risk factors in youth. However, it is unclear whether this association is independent of physical activity (PA) and obesity. METHODS AND FINDINGS We did a population-based, cross-sectional study in 9- to 10-y-old and 15- to 16-y-old boys and girls from three regions in Europe (n = 1,921). We examined the independent associations between TV viewing, PA measured by accelerometry, and metabolic-risk factors (body fatness, blood pressure, fasting… CONTINUE READING
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