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The multivariate physical activity signature associated with metabolic health in children

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2018
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Title
The multivariate physical activity signature associated with metabolic health in children
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, August 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12966-018-0707-z
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Eivind Aadland, Olav Martin Kvalheim, Sigmund Alfred Anderssen, Geir Kåre Resaland, Lars Bo Andersen

Abstract

Physical activity is a cornerstone for promoting good metabolic health in children, but it is heavily debated which intensities (including sedentary time) are most influential. A fundamental limitation to current evidence for this relationship is the reliance on analytic approaches that cannot handle collinear variables. The aim of the present study was to determine the physical activity signature related to metabolic health in children, by investigating the association pattern for the whole spectrum of physical activity intensities using multivariate pattern analysis. We used a sample of 841 children (age 10.2 ± 0.3 years; BMI 18.0 ± 3.0; 50% boys) from the Active Smarter Kids study, who provided valid data on accelerometry (ActiGraph GT3X+) and several indices of metabolic health (aerobic fitness, abdominal fatness, insulin sensitivity, lipid metabolism, blood pressure) that were used to create a composite metabolic health score. We created 16 physical activity variables covering the whole intensity spectrum (from 0-100 to ≥ 8000 counts per minute) and used multivariate pattern analysis to analyze the data. Physical activity intensities in the vigorous range (5000-7000 counts per minute) were most strongly associated with metabolic health. Moderate intensity physical activity was weakly related to health, and sedentary time and light physical activity were not related to health. This study is the first to determine the multivariate physical activity signature related to metabolic health in children across the whole intensity spectrum. This novel approach shows that vigorous physical activity is strongest related to metabolic health. We recommend future studies adapt a multivariate analytic approach to further develop the field of physical activity epidemiology. The study was registered in Clinicaltrials.gov (www.clinicaltrials.gov) 7th of April 2014 with identification number NCT02132494 .

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 49 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 22%
Student > Bachelor 10 20%
Unspecified 9 18%
Student > Master 7 14%
Researcher 5 10%
Other 7 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 14 29%
Sports and Recreations 13 27%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 6%
Other 8 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 25. 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 25 September 2019.
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