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J Adolesc Health. 2006 Jul;39(1):132-4.

Towards a sedentary society: trends in adolescent sport practice in Switzerland (1993-2002).

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Groupe de Recherche sur la Santé des Adolescents (GRSA), Institut Universitaire de Médecine Sociale et Préventive (IUMSP), Lausanne, Switzerland. joan-carles.suris@hospvd.ch

Abstract

The rate of overweight and obese children and adolescents is rapidly increasing in developed countries. Although a decrease in sport practice may be one of the several factors implicated, data on recent trends are scarce. This article presents the trends in sport practice among Swiss adolescents between 1993 and 2002, comparing data from two surveys.

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