Influence of adiposity and physical activity on arterial stiffness in healthy children the lifestyle of our kids study

Satoru Sakuragi, Katrina Abhayaratna, Karen Gravenmaker, Christine O'Reilly, Wichat Srikusalanukul, Marc Budge, Dick TELFORD, W Abhayaratna

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Abstract

Childhood obesity is increasingly prevalent in the community and is related to adverse cardiovascular outcomes during adulthood. In this study of healthy children, we evaluated the influence of adiposity and physical activity on carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (PWV), an index of arterial stiffness and a marker of cardiovascular risk in adults. In 573 community-based children (mean age: 10.1±0.3 years; 51% boys), we measured body mass index and waist circumference.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-616
Number of pages6
JournalHypertension
Volume53
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Sakuragi, S., Abhayaratna, K., Gravenmaker, K., O'Reilly, C., Srikusalanukul, W., Budge, M., ... Abhayaratna, W. (2009). Influence of adiposity and physical activity on arterial stiffness in healthy children the lifestyle of our kids study. Hypertension, 53(4), 611-616. https://doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.108.123364