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Sedentary behaviors and adiposity in young people: causality and conceptual model

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posted on 26.02.2018, 14:31 by Stuart J.H. Biddle, Natalie PearsonNatalie Pearson, Jo Salmon
• 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.

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  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

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Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

Volume

46

Issue

1

Pages

18 - 25

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.

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© American College of Sports Medicine

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2018

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This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in 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 [© The Amercian College of Sports Medicine]. The definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1249/JES.0000000000000135.

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1538-3008

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en

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