Effects of a school-based cross-curricular physical activity intervention on cardiovascular disease risk factors in 11-14 year olds

G.J. Knox, J.S. Baker, B. Davies, A. Rees, K. Morgan, N.E. Thomas

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Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is considered the leading cause of premature death «75 years) in the United Kingdom (British Heart Foundation, 2010). It is widely accepted that the underlying mechanism to CVD, namely atherosclerosis, has its genesis in childhood (Berenson et aI., 1998). A number of risk factors have been identified for the early detection of CVD, many of which are thought to be influenced by physical activity (PA) (Strong et aI., 2005).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChildren and Exercise XXVII
Subtitle of host publicationThe Proceedings of the XXVIIth International Symposium of the European Group of Pediatric Work Physiology, September, 2011
EditorsCraig Williams, Neil Armstrong
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter15
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781136973604
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sep 2011

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