This study examined the association between aerobic fitness and serum cholesterol and the effects of controlling for gender, body composition, abdominal fat, and dietary saturated fat in 262 children.
The 1-mile run was used to estimate fitness.
Skinfolds were used in assessing body fat.
Fit children had lower total cholesterol, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride levels and higher high-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels than unfit children, except after adjustment for body fat and/or abdominal fat.
Unfit children appear to be at an increased risk of unhealthy levels of serum cholesterol due primarily to increased levels of body fat.
Mots-clés Pascal : Fitness, Lipide, Tissu adipeux, Epidémiologie, Préadolescent, Exercice physique, Utah, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Fitness, Lipids, Adipose tissue, Epidemiology, Preadolescent, Physical exercise, Utah, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0045949
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 01/03/1996.