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The relationship between life-style and cardio-metabolic risk indicators in children: the importance of screen time
University of Bergen, Norway.
University of Bergen, Norway.
Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Hordaland, Norway.
University of Bergen, Norway.
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2011 (English)In: Acta Paediatrica, ISSN 0803-5253, E-ISSN 1651-2227, Vol. 100, no 2, 253-259 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

AIMS:

To examine differences between children with obesity and normal weight children (aged 7-13 years) in terms of physical activity, screen time, food intake and blood parameters indicative of cardio-metabolic risk. Further, to explore the relationship between physical activity, screen time and food intake with cardio-metabolic parameters.

METHODS:

Forty-three children with obesity were compared with 43 normal weight peers. Physical activity was monitored by accelerometers and screen time and food intake by diaries. Blood parameters indicative of cardio-metabolic risk were analysed.

RESULTS:

The group of children with obesity had significantly less vigorous activity (p = 0.013), more daily screen time (p = 0.004) and consumed more fat (p = 0.04) than the group of normal weight children. The former group also demonstrated higher values of triglycerides (p = 0.001), HbA1c (p = 0.009), C-peptide (p = 0.001), had a higher HOMA-R score (p = 0.001), and lower levels of HDL (p = 0.001). After controlling for weight category, regression analyses revealed that screen time was significantly and positively related to the HOMA-R score and C-peptide levels independent of physical activity and intake of fat and sugar.

CONCLUSIONS:

The results indicate that screen time is an important behavioural factor related to obesity and cardio-metabolic risk indicators in children.

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2011. Vol. 100, no 2, 253-259 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:gih:diva-4043DOI: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.2010.02098.xPubMedID: 21126262OAI: oai:DiVA.org:gih-4043DiVA: diva2:844710
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