Physical activity, physical fitness and cardiovascular health

Twisk, Jos and Ferreira, Isabel (2008). Physical activity, physical fitness and cardiovascular health. In Neil Armstrong and Willem van Mechelen (Ed.), Paediatric Exercise Science and Medicine 2nd ed. (pp. 339-351) Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/med/9780199232482.003.0025

Author Twisk, Jos
Ferreira, Isabel
Title of chapter Physical activity, physical fitness and cardiovascular health
Title of book Paediatric Exercise Science and Medicine
Place of Publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1093/med/9780199232482.003.0025
Open Access Status
Series Oxford medical publications
Edition 2nd
ISBN 9780199232482
Editor Neil Armstrong
Willem van Mechelen
Chapter number 25
Start page 339
End page 351
Total pages 23
Total chapters 48
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The incidence of morbidity and mortality related to CVD is rather low in a paediatric population. Studies investigating the relationship between physical activity, physical fitness, and cardiovascular health in children and adolescents are therefore mostly limited to CVD risk factors as outcome measures. For this reason, this chapter will focus on the association of physical activity and physical fitness with CVD risk factors in children and adolescents. These risk factors can be divided into the so-called traditional CVD risk factors; that is, lipoproteins [total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides (TG)], blood pressure, body fatness, and diabetes, and ‘new’ CVD risk factors; that is, other lipoproteins [lipoprotein(a) (Lp(a)), apolipoprotein (apo)B, and apoA-1], coagulation and inflammation markers [fibrinogen, C-reactive protein (CRP)], homocysteine, and heart rate variability.
Keyword Physical activity
Physical fitness
Life course
Cardiovascular Health
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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