Reilly, John J (2005) Physical activity and obesity in childhood and adolescence. Lancet, 366 (9482). pp. 268-269. ISSN 0140-6736Full text not available in this repository. (Request a copy from the Strathclyde author)
Obesity can only be caused by increased energy intake, reduced energy expenditure, or both. It seems obvious that reduced energy expended on physical activity must have fuelled the global epidemic of paediatric obesity. However, the origin of obesity is more complex than it seems,1 and systematic reviews have failed to establish that low physical activity causes obesity.2,3 In today's Lancet, Sue Kimm and co-workers4 report that changes in physical activity in late childhood and adolescence are related to changes in measures of body fatness in US girls followed up for 9–10 years.
|Keywords:||physical activity, child health, childhood obesity, adolescence , Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition , Medicine(all)|
|Subjects:||Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition|
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health|
|Depositing user:||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||08 Dec 2011 11:29|
|Last modified:||22 Mar 2017 11:55|