Light-intensity physical activity and cardiometabolic biomarkers in US adolescents

Valerie Carson, Nicola Ridgers, Bethany Howard, Elisabeth A H Winkler, Genevive N Healy, Neville Owen, David Wayne Dunstan, Jo Salmon

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The minimal physical activity intensity that would confer health benefits among adolescents is unknown. The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of accelerometer-derived light-intensity (split into low and high) physical activity, and moderate- to vigorous-intensity physical activity with cardiometabolic biomarkers in a large population-based sample.Methods:The study is based on 1,731 adolescents, aged 12-19 years from the 2003/04 and 2005/06 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Low light-intensity activity (100-799 counts/min), high light-intensity activity (800 counts/min to
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere71417
Number of pages7
JournalPLoS ONE
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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