Community interventions to promote proper nutrition and physical activity among youth

Pate, R.R., Trost, S.G., Mullis, R., Sallis, J.F., Wechsler, H., & Brown, D.R. (2000) Community interventions to promote proper nutrition and physical activity among youth. Preventive Medicine, 31(2), S138-S149.

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In recent years a compelling body of knowledge has been accumulated to support the belief that physical activity and dietary behaviors carry important health consequences for young people. It has long been known that adequate nutrition and physical activity are essential for normal growth and development [1]. Recently, however, clear evidence has emerged that diet and physical activity during childhood and adolescence also affect an array of physiological factors associated with risk for developing chronic diseases; these factors include body composition (e.g., adiposity), blood lipid concentrations, blood pressure, and bone mineral density It also appears that physical activity and dietary behaviors and the physiological outcomes associated with them often track from childhood and adolescence into adulthood. Thus, risky health behaviors adopted early in life may negatively influence health in adulthood by having both a short-term effect on physiological risk factors and a long-term impact on health behavior.

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ID Code: 72116
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: ISI Document Delivery No.: 344DJ
Times Cited: 27
Cited Reference Count: 68
Pate, RR Trost, SG Mullis, R Sallis, JF Wechsler, H Brown, DR
Academic press inc
San diego
2; <Go to ISI>://WOS:000088742100010
Keywords: heart-health-program, elementary-school-children, risk behavior survey, long-term outcomes, disease risk, adolescents, education, exercise, fitness, epidemiology
DOI: 10.1006/pmed.2000.0632
ISSN: 0091-7435
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Deposited On: 26 May 2014 03:07
Last Modified: 26 May 2014 03:07

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