Physical inactivity the major cause of childhood obesity

May 2007
Active Living;May2007, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p16
The article discusses a British study which considered that a low level of activity is responsible for rising levels of obesity in children. Researchers found that the lower the level of children's activity the higher their fat mass. Measurement instruments included an Actigraph accelerometer for activity and an X-ray emission absorptiometry scanner for fat mass. According to the researchers, moderate and vigorous activity should be a key part of policies to address the obesity epidemic.


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