Physical activity intensity and subclinical atherosclerosis in Danish adolescents: the European Youth Heart Study.

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Source
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2013 Jun;23(3):e168-77
Publication Type
Article
Date
Jun-2013
Author
M. Ried-Larsen
A. Grøntved
K. Froberg
U. Ekelund
L B Andersen
Author Affiliation
Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Research unit for Exercise Epidemiology, Centre of Research in Childhood Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. mried-larsen@health.sdu.dk
Source
Scand J Med Sci Sports. 2013 Jun;23(3):e168-77
Date
Jun-2013
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Actigraphy
Adolescent
Atherosclerosis - epidemiology
Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
Cross-Sectional Studies
Denmark - epidemiology
Exercise Test
Female
Humans
Male
Motor Activity - physiology
Physical Fitness - physiology
Sex Factors
Vascular Stiffness
Abstract
The aim was to investigate the associations between physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and intima media thickness (IMT) or stiffness. This was a population-based cross-sectional study (n?=?336) of Danish adolescents [mean age (standard deviation, SD): 15.6 (0.4) years]. PA intensity was assessed objectively (ActiGraph model GT3X) and CRF using a progressive maximal bicycle test. Carotid IMT and arterial stiffness were assessed using B-mode ultrasound. In a multivariate analysis (adjusted for pubertal development and smoking status), CRF was inversely associated with measures of carotid stiffness (standard beta: -0.20 to -0.15, P?
PubMed ID
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