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Joint association of fatness and physical activity on resting blood pressure in 5- to 9-year-old children.
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PMID:  21467594     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The purpose of this study was to determine the joint association of fatness and physical activity on resting blood pressure in children. Subjects included 157 children (age 5.5-9.5 years). Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA, min/day), body fatness, and resting blood pressure were measured. Four categories were created by cross tabulation of high/normal levels of fatness and high/low levels of MVPA. There were significant differences in systolic blood pressure and mean arterial pressure across the fat/MVPA groups (p < .05). Regardless of participating in an acceptable level of MVPA, overfat children had higher resting systolic blood pressure than normal fat children. MVPA did not significantly attenuate blood pressure within a fat category.
Heather M Hayes; Joey C Eisenmann; Kate A Heelen; Greg J Welk; Jared M Tucker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric exercise science     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1543-2920     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr Exerc Sci     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-04-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8909729     Medline TA:  Pediatr Exerc Sci     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-105     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Kinesiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI.
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