publication . Article . 2007

Strong inverse association between physical fitness and overweight in adolescents: a large school-based survey.

Pascal Bovet; Robert Auguste; Hillary L. Burdette;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jun 2007
Abstract
Abstract Background Studies examining the relationship between physical fitness and obesity in children have had mixed results despite their interrelationship making intuitive sense. We examined the relationship between physical fitness and overweight and obesity in a large sample of adolescents in the Republic of Seychelles (Indian Ocean, African region). Methods All students of four grades of all secondary schools performed nine physical fitness tests. These tests assessed agility, strength and endurance, and included the multistage shuttle run, a validated measure of maximal oxygen uptake. Weight and height were measured, body mass index (BMI) calculated, and...
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free text keywords: Adolescent ; Child ; Exercise ; Obesity ; Overweight, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation, Medicine (miscellaneous), Research, Medicine, business.industry, business, Body mass index, Confidence interval, Obesity, medicine.disease, VO2 max, Percentile, Multi-stage fitness test, Overweight, medicine.symptom, Gerontology, Physical fitness, lcsh:Nutritional diseases. Deficiency diseases, lcsh:RC620-627, lcsh:Public aspects of medicine, lcsh:RA1-1270
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