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Unravelling the association between accelerometer-derived physical activity and adiposity among preschool children: A systematic review and meta-analyses

Wiersma, R., Haverkamp, B. F., van Beek, J. H., Riemersma, A. M. J., Boezen, H. M., Smidt, N., Corpeleijn, E. & Hartman, E., 13-Dec-2019, In : Obesity Reviews. 15 p.

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Evidence on the association between physical activity (PA) and adiposity in young children is inconclusive. A systematic review and meta-analyses were conducted to examine associations between accelerometer-derived PA and varying adiposity outcomes in preschool children. Searches were conducted in Embase, MEDLINE and Web of Science to identify studies on the association between total PA, sedentary behaviour or different PA intensities and adiposity in children aged 2 to 7 years. Separate random effects meta-analyses were performed for varying PA intensities and adiposity outcomes. Fifty-six articles were included in the review and 48 in the meta-analyses. There was substantial evidence of an inverse association between moderate-to-vigorous- or vigorous PA and body fat percentage (std beta [SE] = -0.162[0.041]; 5 studies), weight status (r = -0.120, P

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
JournalObesity Reviews
Publication statusPublished - 13-Dec-2019

    Keywords

  • accelerometry, body fat distribution, exercise, sedentary behaviour, SEDENTARY TIME, BODY-COMPOSITION, CHILDHOOD OBESITY, ACTIVITY INTENSITY, AEROBIC FITNESS, WEIGHT STATUS, MOTOR-SKILLS, BEHAVIOR, OVERWEIGHT, FAT

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