Independent associations of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness with metabolic risk factors in children: the European youth heart study

Published on Aug 6, 2007in Diabetologia7.113
· DOI :10.1007/s00125-007-0762-5
Ulf Ekelund86
Estimated H-index: 86
Sigmund A. Anderssen2
Estimated H-index: 2
+ 3 AuthorsSoren Brage66
Estimated H-index: 66
Aims/hypothesis High levels of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and physical activity (PA) are associated with a favourable metabolic risk profile. However, there has been no thorough exploration of the independent contributions of cardiorespiratory fitness and subcomponents of activity (total PA, time spent sedentary, and time spent in light, moderate and vigorous intensity PA) to metabolic risk factors in children and the relative importance of these factors.
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