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Eero A. Haapala
University of Eastern Finland
Cardiorespiratory fitnessCognitionPhysical therapyDiabetes mellitusMedicine
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#1Aino-Maija Eloranta (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 10
#2Taisa Sallinen (University of Eastern Finland)
Last. Sanna Kiiskinen (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 5
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PURPOSE: We studied the effects of a physical activity and dietary intervention on plasma lipids in a general population of children. We also investigated how lifestyle changes contributed to the intervention effects. METHODS: We carried out a 2-year controlled, non-randomized lifestyle intervention study among 504 mainly prepubertal children aged 6-9 years at baseline. We assigned 306 children to the intervention group and 198 children to the control group. We assessed plasma concentrations of ...
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#1Eero A. Haapala (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 10
#2Earric Lee (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 2
Last. Jari A. Laukkanen (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 36
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: We investigated the associations of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), physical activity (PA) with regard to aerobic and resistance training, and body mass index (BMI) with pulse wave velocity (PWV) and augmentation index (AIx) in middle-aged adults with at least one cardiovascular risk factor. A total of 84 (46 men and 38 women) participated in the study. Cardiorespiratory fitness was measured using a maximal graded exercise test on a cycle ergometer and was defined as maximal power output (Wma...
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SB was supported by UK Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12015/3) and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre Cambridge [IS-BRC-1215-20014].
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#1Mohammad Narimani (UMA: University of Mohaghegh Ardabili)H-Index: 6
#2Samad Esmaeilzadeh (UMA: University of Mohaghegh Ardabili)H-Index: 6
Last. Liane B. AzevedoH-Index: 10
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BACKGROUND: We aimed to examine the associations of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), static strength and explosive strength with cognitive functions in young males. METHODS: Eighty-six young males (age 16-24 years) participated in the study and took part in a number of tests including: static strength (grip strength test), explosive strength (Sargent jump test), and CRF (via direct measure of maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max)). Static strength and explosive strength were scaled by allometrically mo...
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#1Laura SäisänenH-Index: 16
#2Eero A. HaapalaH-Index: 10
Last. Sara MäättäH-Index: 20
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#1Marja H. Leppänen (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 4
#2Eero A. Haapala (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 10
Last. Timo A. Lakka (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 80
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BACKGROUND: Associations of cardiometabolic risk factors with heart rate variability (HRV) in children are unclear. We examined associations of cardiometabolic risk score (CRS) and individual cardiometabolic risk factors with HRV variables in 6- to 8-year-olds. METHODS: The participants were a population-based sample of 443 children participating in baseline measurements of the Physical Activity and Nutrition in Children trial. Cardiometabolic risk factors included waist circumference (WC), insu...
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#1Sehrish NaveedH-Index: 1
#2Taisa VenäläinenH-Index: 8
Last. Eero A. HaapalaH-Index: 10
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OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cross-sectional associations of dietary carbohydrate and fatty acid intakes with cognition in mid-childhood. DESIGN: Dietary carbohydrate and fatty acid intakes were assessed using 4-d food records, and cognition was evaluated using the Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices (RCPM) score. The cross-sectional associations of dietary carbohydrate and fatty acid intakes with cognition were investigated using linear regression analyses adjusted for age, sex, body fat per...
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Unhealthy diet has been associated with overweight, obesity, increased cardiometabolic risk, and recently, to impaired cognition and academic performance. The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the associations between health behaviors and cognition and academic achievement in children and adolescents under 18 years of age with a special reference to diet quality. Dietary patterns with a low consumption of fish, fruits, and vegetables, and high in fast food, sausages, and soft drink...
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#1Aapo Veijalainen (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 5
#2Eero A. Haapala (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 10
Last. Timo A. Lakka (University of Eastern Finland)H-Index: 80
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Purpose To study the associations of physical activity (PA), sedentary time (ST), and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with heart rate variability (HRV) in children.
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#1Ying Gao (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 3
#2Eero A. Haapala (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 10
Last. Taija Finni (University of Jyväskylä)H-Index: 32
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We investigated the ability of energy expenditure, movement sensing and muscle activity to discriminate sedentary and non-sedentary activities in children. Thirty five 7−11-year-old children participated in the study. Simultaneous assessment of oxygen uptake (VO2), triaxial accelerometry and thigh muscle electromyography (EMG) were performed during 8 different sedentary and non-sedentary activities including lying down, sitting-, standing- and walking-related activities, which were performed in ...
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