Effect of four additional physical education lessons on body composition in children aged 8-13 years - a prospective study during two school years

Heidi Klakk, Mai Chinapaw, Malene Heidemann, Lars Bo Andersen, Niels Wedderkopp

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Abstract

Strategies for combating increasing childhood obesity is called for. School settings have been pointed out as potentially effective settings for prevention. The objective of this paper was to evaluate the effect of four additional Physical Education (PE) lessons/week in primary schools on body composition and weight status in children aged 8--13.
Original languageEnglish
Article number170
JournalB M C Pediatrics
Volume13
ISSN1471-2431
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17. Oct 2013

Keywords

  • BMI
  • Children
  • DXA
  • Longitudinal study
  • Obesity prevention
  • School-based intervention
  • Total body fat percentage
  • Body Composition
  • Body Mass Index
  • Puberty
  • Prospective Studies
  • Humans
  • Obesity/epidemiology
  • Male
  • Health Promotion/organization & administration
  • Denmark/epidemiology
  • Exercise
  • Schools/organization & administration
  • Adiposity
  • Adolescent
  • Curriculum
  • Female
  • Child
  • Physical Education and Training/organization & administration

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