Preschool children's physical activity and cardiovascular disease risk: A systematic review
Lisa A Bell, Elly A Fletcher, Anna Timperio, Peter Vuillermin, Kylie Hesketh
JOURNAL OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE IN SPORT | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019
OBJECTIVES: Higher physical activity (PA) levels in adults are associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk, however it is unclear whether this association is evident in children younger than five years. Given that cardiovascular disease has early life origins, this study systematically reviews evidence of associations between PA and cardiovascular disease risk factors among children aged 3-5.5years. DESIGN: Systematic review. METHOD: A systematic search of multiple data bases was conducted to identify published papers reporting associations between any measure of PA and cardiovascular disease risk factors. INCLUSION CRITERIA: English language; peer-reviewed; original quantitative resea..View full abstract
Awarded by Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia
Awarded by Australian Research Council Future Fellowship
Awarded by Honorary National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship
Lisa Bell is supported by a Sydney Parker Smith scholarship. Anna Timperio was supported by a Future Leader Fellowship (Award ID 100046) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia. Kylie Hesketh is supported by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship (Fri 30100637) & Honorary National Heart Foundation of Australia Future Leader Fellowship (100370).