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Adiposity is related to decrements in cardiorespiratory fitness in obese and normal‐weight children

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, May 2015
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Title
Adiposity is related to decrements in cardiorespiratory fitness in obese and normal‐weight children
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International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, May 2015
DOI 10.1111/ijpo.12037
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Authors

Tsiros, M. D., Coates, A. M., Howe, P. R. C., Walkley, J., Hills, A. P., Wood, R. E., Buckley, J. D., Tsiros, M D, Coates, A M, Howe, P R C, Walkley, J, Hills, A P, Wood, R E, Buckley, J D, M. D. Tsiros, A. M. Coates, P. R. C. Howe, J. Walkley, A. P. Hills, R. E. Wood, J. D. Buckley

Abstract

Obese children are typically less physically active than their normal-weight peers and are often assumed to be 'unfit'. Investigate the relationships between adiposity, physical activity levels and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in obese and normal-weight children. A secondary aim was to examine obese/normal-weight differences in CRF. Obese (N = 107) and normal-weight (N = 132) 10-13-year-olds participated. Fat-free mass (FFM), percent fat, physical activity and peak oxygen uptake (VO2peak ) were assessed. Analyses were adjusted for socioeconomic status (SES). Higher percent fat was inversely associated with VO2peak normalized for mass (r = -0.780, P < 0.001) even after controlling for physical activity (r = -0.673, P < 0.001). While higher percent fat was also inversely associated with VO2peak normalized for FFM, this was only significant in males (r = -0.247, P = 0.004) and did not persist after controlling for physical activity (r = -0.059 P = 0.526). Compared with normal-weight children, obese children had higher absolute VO2peak , lower VO2peak corrected for mass (P ≤ 0.009) and lower VO2peak corrected for FFM (P = 0.041) that did not persist after controlling for SES (P = 0.086). Obesity-related inefficiencies in CRF were evident. Higher adiposity was associated with poorer CRF relative to mass, irrespective of physical activity levels. However, low physical activity levels may be responsible for associations between adiposity and CRF relative to FFM seen in boys, indicating the importance of encouraging physical activity.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 4 27%
Student > Bachelor 3 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 13%
Librarian 2 13%
Other 2 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 5 33%
Unspecified 4 27%
Sports and Recreations 4 27%
Computer Science 1 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 7%
Other 0 0%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 10 May 2015.
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#1,454,056
of 6,487,669 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Pediatric Obesity
#160
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#56,873
of 173,157 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Pediatric Obesity
#13
of 26 outputs
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