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Associations between objectively measured physical activity intensity in childhood and measures of subclinical cardiovascular disease in adolescence: prospective observations from the European Youth Heart Study

  • Published on April 13, 2013

Background and Aim: No prospective studies have investigated the association between physical activity (PA) and carotid subclinical cardiovascular disease across childhood. Therefore, the primary aim was to investigate the association between PA intensity across childhood and carotid intima media thickness (cIMT) and stiffness in adolescence. Second, we included a clustered ...


Objectively Measured Physical Activity and Sedentary Time during Childhood, Adolescence and Young Adulthood: A Cohort Study

  • Published on April 23, 2013

Background: To know how moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary time change across lifespan periods is needed for designing successful lifestyle interventions. We aimed to study changes in objectively measured (accelerometry) MVPA and sedentary time from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to young adulthood. Methods: Estonian and Swedish participants ...



Physical activity intensity and subclinical atherosclerosis in Danish adolescents: The European Youth Heart Study

  • Published on January, 2013

The aim was to investigate the associations between physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and intima media thickness (IMT) or stiffness. This was a population-based cross-sectional study (nā€‰=ā€‰336) of Danish adolescents [mean age (standard deviation, SD): 15.6 (0.4) years]. PA intensity was assessed objectively (ActiGraph model GT3X) and CRF using a ...


Associations Between Objectively Measured Physical Activity Intensity Across Childhood and Measures of Sub-Clinical Atherosclerosis in Adolescence: The European Youth Heart Study

  • Presented on 25 October 2012

Aim Little is known of the longitudinal association between sub-clinical atherosclerosis from childhood to adolescence. Therefore, the aim was investigate the association between physical activity (PA) intensity across childhood and sub-clinical atherosclerosis in adolescence. Methods This was a prospective study of a sample of 236 children (baseline age 8-10 y) with ...


Recommended Levels of Physical Activity to Avoid Adiposity in Spanish Children

  • Added on September 7, 2012

Summary There is an association between adiposity levels and physical activity guidelines for adolescents. Achieving physical activity recommendations helps adolescents to prevent obesity status. This paper presents an association between physical activity levels and obesity status. This paper supports physical activity recommendations to avoid children's obesity levels. This paper emphasizes ...



Physical Activity Levels and Patterns of 9- and 15-year-old European Children

  • Added on November 8, 2010

Purpose The purpose of this study was to assess physical activity levels and patterns from children participating in the European Youth Heart Study (EYHS) Very limited physical activity data exist that have been collected from representative samples of children and even fewer data collected where physical activity has been measured ...