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Title: Relation between cardiovascular risk factors at adult age, and physical activity during youth and adulthood: the Leuven Longitudinal Study on Lifestyle, Fitness and Health
Authors: Lefevre, Johan ×
Philippaerts, Renaat
Delvaux, Katrien
Thomis, Martine
Claessens, Albrecht
Lysens, Roeland
Renson, Roland
Vanden Eynde, Bavo
Vanreusel, Bart
Beunen, Gaston #
Issue Date: May-2002
Series Title: International journal of sports medicine vol:23 issue:Suppl 1 pages:32-38
Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between sports participation/physical activity during youth (13 - 18 years of age) and adulthood (30 - 40 years of age), and cardiovascular risk factors (body fat and fat distribution, blood pressure, lipoprotein levels and cardiorespiratory fitness) at 40 years of age. Subjects were 166 Flemish males from "The Leuven Longitudinal Study on Lifestyle, Fitness and Health". Physical activity was assessed by means of a sports participation inventory and the Tecumseh community Health Study Questionnaire. In addition to correlation and multiple stepwise regression analyses, different groups (at risk, not at risk) were contrasted on sports participation/physical activity parameters using ANOVA. Long-term exposure during adulthood to daily physical activity was slightly related to a low/high risk profile for waist circumference, percent body fatness, triglycerides and peak VO(2). Sports participation during adolescence was not related to levels of cardiovascular risk factors at 40 years of age.
ISSN: 0172-4622
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Policy in Sports & Physical Activity Research Group
Research Centre for the History of Sport and Kinesiology (-)
Research Centre for Sociocultural Kinesiology and Sport Management (-)
Department of Kinesiology - miscellaneous
Physical Medicine and Revalidation Section (-)
Exercise Physiology Research Group
Physical Activity, Sports & Health Research Group
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