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Eight-year-old children with high cardiorespiratory fitness have lower overall and abdominal fatness.
Int J Pediatr Obes. 2009; 4(2):98-105.IJ

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

1) To examine whether cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is associated with waist circumference (WC) and overall and abdominal fatness in eight-year-old girls and boys. 2) To determine whether children with high CRF have lower WC, overall and abdominal fatness within the same body mass index (BMI) category compared with those with low CRF.

DESIGN

A cross-sectional study of 304 eight-year-old children in Tampere, Finland whose parents responded to a postal invitation and participated in measurements.

MEASUREMENTS

Total body fat percentage (BF%), abdominal region fat percentage (AF%), and fat-free mass (FFM) were assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). WC, height and weight were measured. International BMI sex- and age-specific cut-off points were used for overweight and obesity definition, and participants were divided into two categories: normal weight or overweight/obese. CRF was assessed with a maximal multistage 20-m shuttle run test (20-mSRT).

RESULTS

Of the children, 81% were normal weight and 19% were overweight/obese. CRF was inversely associated with WC (p<0.011), BF% (p<0.001) and AF% (p<0.001) independent of age, sex and BMI. Within the same BMI category, children with high CRF had significantly lower WC (p=0.001), BF% (p<0.001) and AF% (p<0.001) compared with children with low CRF.

CONCLUSION

Eight-year-old children with high CRF had lower overall and abdominal fatness compared with children with low CRF, independent of age, sex and BMI. CRF should be an important target already at a young age in preventing overall and abdominal obesity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

The UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, PO Box 30, Tampere FI-33501, Finland. sari.stigman@uta.fiNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18608634

Citation

Stigman, Sari, et al. "Eight-year-old Children With High Cardiorespiratory Fitness Have Lower Overall and Abdominal Fatness." International Journal of Pediatric Obesity : IJPO : an Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, vol. 4, no. 2, 2009, pp. 98-105.
Stigman S, Rintala P, Kukkonen-Harjula K, et al. Eight-year-old children with high cardiorespiratory fitness have lower overall and abdominal fatness. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2009;4(2):98-105.
Stigman, S., Rintala, P., Kukkonen-Harjula, K., Kujala, U., Rinne, M., & Fogelholm, M. (2009). Eight-year-old children with high cardiorespiratory fitness have lower overall and abdominal fatness. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity : IJPO : an Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 4(2), 98-105. https://doi.org/10.1080/17477160802221101
Stigman S, et al. Eight-year-old Children With High Cardiorespiratory Fitness Have Lower Overall and Abdominal Fatness. Int J Pediatr Obes. 2009;4(2):98-105. PubMed PMID: 18608634.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Eight-year-old children with high cardiorespiratory fitness have lower overall and abdominal fatness. AU - Stigman,Sari, AU - Rintala,Pauli, AU - Kukkonen-Harjula,Katriina, AU - Kujala,Urho, AU - Rinne,Marjo, AU - Fogelholm,Mikael, PY - 2008/7/9/pubmed PY - 2009/6/25/medline PY - 2008/7/9/entrez SP - 98 EP - 105 JF - International journal of pediatric obesity : IJPO : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity JO - Int J Pediatr Obes VL - 4 IS - 2 N2 - OBJECTIVE: 1) To examine whether cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is associated with waist circumference (WC) and overall and abdominal fatness in eight-year-old girls and boys. 2) To determine whether children with high CRF have lower WC, overall and abdominal fatness within the same body mass index (BMI) category compared with those with low CRF. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study of 304 eight-year-old children in Tampere, Finland whose parents responded to a postal invitation and participated in measurements. MEASUREMENTS: Total body fat percentage (BF%), abdominal region fat percentage (AF%), and fat-free mass (FFM) were assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). WC, height and weight were measured. International BMI sex- and age-specific cut-off points were used for overweight and obesity definition, and participants were divided into two categories: normal weight or overweight/obese. CRF was assessed with a maximal multistage 20-m shuttle run test (20-mSRT). RESULTS: Of the children, 81% were normal weight and 19% were overweight/obese. CRF was inversely associated with WC (p<0.011), BF% (p<0.001) and AF% (p<0.001) independent of age, sex and BMI. Within the same BMI category, children with high CRF had significantly lower WC (p=0.001), BF% (p<0.001) and AF% (p<0.001) compared with children with low CRF. CONCLUSION: Eight-year-old children with high CRF had lower overall and abdominal fatness compared with children with low CRF, independent of age, sex and BMI. CRF should be an important target already at a young age in preventing overall and abdominal obesity. SN - 1747-7174 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18608634/Eight_year_old_children_with_high_cardiorespiratory_fitness_have_lower_overall_and_abdominal_fatness_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1080/17477160802221101 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -