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Prev Med. 2015 Jan;70:1-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.10.029. Epub 2014 Nov 4.

Sedentary behaviour and health in children - evaluating the evidence.

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1
Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: m.chinapaw@vumc.nl.
2
Department of Public and Occupational Health, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: t.altenburg@vumc.nl.
3
Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Medical Center, van der Boechorststraat 7, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Electronic address: j.brug@vumc.nl.

Abstract

This commentary critically discusses the current evidence on the association between sedentary behaviour and cardiometabolic health in children as well as the methodologically issues that need to be addressed in order to advance this field. We conclude with recommendations for future research.

KEYWORDS:

Children; Health risk; Sedentary behaviour

PMID:
25449691
DOI:
10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.10.029
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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