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Fitness and fatness in relation with attention capacity in European adolescents: The HELENA study

  • Added on February 7, 2017

Objectives: To examine the association of health-related physical fitness components and accurate measures of fatness with attention in European adolescents. Design: Cross-sectional study. Methods: A sub-sample of 444 adolescents from the HELENA study (14.5 ± 1.2 years) from 6 different countries participated in this study. Adolescents underwent evaluations of fitness (20 ...


Physical Activity Is Associated with Attention Capacity in Adolescents

  • Published on Jan. 2016

Objective: To assess the relationships among physical activity, measured objectively, and attention capacity in European adolescents. Study design: The study included 273 adolescents, aged 12.5-17.5 years, who participated in the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence Study. Participants wore a uniaxial accelerometer for 7 days to measure physical activity. The ...


A favorable built environment is associated with better physical fitness in European adolescents.

  • Published on December 2013

Objective To assess the association between the built environment and physical fitness and physical activity in adolescents. Methods The study included 3528 adolescents, aged 12.5-17.5years, who participated in the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) study. The health-related physical fitness components were assessed using the physical fitness ...


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

  • Published on July 26, 2011

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 ...


Muscular fitness, fatness and inflammatory biomarkers in adolescents

  • Published on July 2013

Commentary: Rona Macniven, Prevention Research Collaboration, University of Sydney Adolescence is known to be a period of time where physical activity levels decline and weight increases so it is therefore an optimum opportunity for health interventions. This international study looked at the science around inflammatory biomarkers present in blood samples ...


Sedentary Behaviours and Its Association With Bone Mass in Adolescents: The HELENA Cross-Sectional Study

  • Published on 2012

Background We aimed to examine whether time spent on different sedentary behaviours is associated with bone mineral content (BMC) in adolescents, after controlling for relevant confounders such as lean mass and objectively measured physical activity (PA), and if so, whether extra-curricular participation in osteogenic sports could have a role in ...


Active Relatives and Health-Related Physical Fitness in European Adolescents: The HELENA Study

  • Added on August 21, 2012

High physical fitness in childhood and adolescence is positively associated with favourable health-related outcomes. Our aim was to examine the relationship between relatives' (father, mother, brother, sister, and best friend) physical activity engagement and encouragement on adolescents' physical fitness. Adolescents were part of the HELENA study, a multi-centre study conducted ...


Combined Influence of Healthy Diet and Active Lifestyle on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Adolescents: The Helena Study

  • Added on July 5, 2012

Aim To investigate the combined influence of diet quality and physical activity on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk factors in European adolescents. Method Cross-sectional study that included 1513 adolescents aged 12.5‒17.5 years (45% boys) from eight European countries participating in the HELENA study. Dietary intake was registered using a 24h recall (on two ...


Comparison of Physical Activity Assessed by Uniaxial and Triaxial Accelerometry in Adolescents under Free-living Conditions: The HELENA Study

  • Added on June 16, 2011

Introduction Different types of accelerometers are available to assess physical activity (PA) patterns levels, and the choice about which to use depends on various factors: cost, physical characteristics (weight, size, and battery life), performance (number of axes, possible epochs, system of data transfer, recording duration, function of the epochs, and ...