Clustering of multiple lifestyle behaviours and its association to cardiovascular risk factors in children: The IDEFICS study

S. Bel-Serrat, T. Mouratidou, A. M. Santaliestra-Pasías, L. Iacoviello, Y. A. Kourides, S. Marild, D. Molnár, L. Reisch, A. Siani, S. Stomfai, B. Vanaelst, T. Veidebaum, I. Pigeot, W. Ahrens, V. Krogh, L. A. Moreno

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Abstract

BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES:Individual lifestyle behaviours have independently been associated with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) risk factors in children. This study aimed to identify clustered lifestyle behaviours (dietary, physical activity (PA) and sedentary indicators) and to examine their association with CVD risk factors in children aged 2-9 years.SUBJECTS/METHODS:Participants included 4619 children (51.6% boys) from eight European countries participating in the IDEFICS cross-sectional baseline survey (2007-2008). Insulin resistance, total cholesterol/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio, triglycerides, sum of two skinfolds and systolic blood pressure (SBP) z-scores were summed to compute a CVD risk score. Cluster analyses stratified by sex and age groups (2 to

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)848-854
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume67
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2013

Keywords

  • cardiovascular diseases
  • child
  • diet
  • exercise
  • lifestyle
  • sedentary lifestyle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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