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The relationship between physical activity, physical fitness and overweight in adolescents: a systematic review of studies published in or after 2000

Rauner, A.; Mess, F.; Woll, A. ORCID iD icon 1
1 Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)


Not only in adults but also in children and adolescents, obesity increases the risk for several health disorders. In turn, many factors including genetic variations and environmental influences (e.g. physical activity) increase the risk of obesity. For instance, 25 to 40 percent of people inherit a predisposition for a high body mass index (BMI). The purpose of this systematic review was to summarize current cross-sectional and longitudinal studies on physical activity, fitness and overweight in adolescents and to identify mediator and moderator effects by evaluating the interaction between these three parameters.
The electronic academic databases PubMed, SportDiscus, WEB OF KNOWLEDGE and Ovid were searched for studies on physical activity, fitness and overweight in adolescents aged 11 to 19 years (cross-sectional studies) and in adolescents up to 23 years old (longitudinal studies) published in English in or after 2000.
Twelve cross-sectional and two longitudinal studies were included. Only four studies analyzed the interaction among physical activity, fitness and overweight in adolescents and reported inconsistent results. ... mehr

Verlagsausgabe §
DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000036698
Veröffentlicht am 24.09.2018
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2431-13-19
Zitationen: 150
Web of Science
Zitationen: 115
Zitationen: 176
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaft (IfSS)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2013
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1471-2431
KITopen-ID: 1000036698
Erschienen in BMC pediatrics
Verlag Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
Band 13
Seiten 19/1-9
Schlagwörter Physical activity, Cardiorespiratory fitness, Motor fitness, Overweight, Obesity, Adolescent, Youth, Cross-sectional studies, Longitudinal studies
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