Relationship of hyperactivity/inattention with adiposity and lifestyle characteristics in preschool children

Ebenegger, V. and Marques-Vidal, P. M. and Munsch, S. and Quartier, V. and Nydegger, A. and Barral, J. and Hartmann, T. and Dubnov-Raz, G. and Kriemler, S. and Puder, J. J.. (2012) Relationship of hyperactivity/inattention with adiposity and lifestyle characteristics in preschool children. Journal of child neurology, Vol. 27, no. 7. pp. 852-858.

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We performed a cross-sectional study in 450 nonreferred preschool children aged 4 to 6 years to assess the association between hyperactivity/inattention with adiposity and lifestyle characteristics. Measurements included scores of hyperactivity/inattention, adiposity, objectively measured physical activity, television viewing, and eating habits. Higher scores of hyperactivity/inattention were associated with lower percentage body fat, higher levels of physical activity, and less time spent in sedentary activity (all P /= .07), those relationships remained significant after adjustment for age, sex, and sociodemographic confounders. To conclude, higher scores of hyperactivity/inattention are linked to different lifestyle characteristics that may in part contribute to a future development of overweight/obesity. Precise mechanisms explaining these associations and possible preventive approaches should be further investigated
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Chronic Disease Epidemiology
UniBasel Contributors:Kriemler, Susi
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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