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Title: Sedentary behaviors and adiposity in young people: causality and conceptual model
Authors: Biddle, Stuart J.H.
Pearson, Natalie
Salmon, Jo
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: © American College of Sports Medicine
Citation: BIDDLE, S.J.H., PEARSON, N. and SALMON, J., 2018. Sedentary behaviors and adiposity in young people: causality and conceptual model. Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews, 46(1), pp. 18-25.
Abstract: • Sedentary behavior — sitting time — has long been thought to be a risk factor for pediatric obesity, especially through television and other screen viewing, with claims made for clear and causal links. • A closer look at the literature reveals a complex picture of statistically significant but small associations for screen time and adiposity in youth, but small or no associations for total sedentary time assessed with accelerometers. • Current evidence does not support a causal association. • Results concerning obesity may depend on a variety of mediating, moderating, and confounding factors including light and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, diet, and sleep. • Reducing sedentary behavior in youth probably is sensible, but we propose that the field is more complex than sometimes recognized.
Description: This paper is in closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1249/JES.0000000000000135
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/32019
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1249/JES.0000000000000135
ISSN: 1538-3008
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