Traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors in school-aged children: A call for the further development of public health strategies with emphasis on fitness

@article{Ruiz2007TraditionalAN,
  title={Traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors in school-aged children: A call for the further development of public health strategies with emphasis on fitness},
  author={Jonatan R. Ruiz and Francisco B. Ortega and Dirk Meusel and Michael Sj{\"o}str{\"o}m},
  journal={Journal of Public Health},
  year={2007},
  volume={15},
  pages={171-177}
}
The purpose of this study was to improve the understanding of the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and the early aetiology of cardiovascular disease. We examined if the levels of traditional and novel cardiovascular disease risk factors were influenced by the levels of CRF in children. A total of 339 randomly selected children aged 9–10 years participated in the Swedish part of the European Youth Heart Study (EYHS). CRF was estimated by a maximal ergometer bike test and… CONTINUE READING