Journal article

Associations between activity patterns and cardio-metabolic risk factors in children and adolescents: A systematic review

Simone JJM Verswijveren, Karen E Lamb, Lisa A Bell, Anna Timperio, Jo Salmon, Nicola D Ridgers

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Total volumes of physical activity and sedentary behaviour have been associated with cardio-metabolic risk profiles; however, little research has examined whether patterns of activity (e.g., prolonged bouts, frequency of breaks in sitting) impact cardio-metabolic risk. The aim of this review was to synthesise the evidence concerning associations between activity patterns and cardio-metabolic risk factors in children and adolescents aged 5-19 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A systematic search of seven databases was completed in October 2017. Included studies were required to report associations between objectively-measured activity patterns and cardio-metabolic risk factors in ch..

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Grants

Awarded by Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Awarded by NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence


Funding Acknowledgements

This research did not receive any specific grant from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors. SV holds a Deakin University PhD International Scholarship; LB holds a Sydney Parker Smith Scholarship. AT was supported by a Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia [Award ID 100046, https://www.heartfoundation.org.au/] during the completion of this review; JS was supported by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC, https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/) Principal Research Fellowship during completion of this review [APP1026216]. AT & JS receive funding support from the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence [APP1057608, https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/].