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Dietary Fibre, Exercise and Serum Lipids and Lipoprotein Cholesterols in 12 to 15 Year Olds

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Morley, R, Baker, BA, Greene, LC, Livingstone, M.B.E., Harland, PSEG and Lucas, A (1998) Dietary Fibre, Exercise and Serum Lipids and Lipoprotein Cholesterols in 12 to 15 Year Olds. Acta Paediatrica , 87 (12). pp. 1230-1234. [Journal article]

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Serum lipid and lipoprotein cholesterol levels track from childhood and are associated with risk of coronary heart disease. There is some evidence that these are influenced by dietary intake and exercise. Serum lipid and lipoprotein cholesterols were measured in a cohort of 119 British children aged 12-15 y who completed a dietary assessment and exercise questionnaire. The ratio of total- to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol fell with increasing fibre intake, but after adjustment for age, body mass index, sex and other dietary factors, this was not statistically significant. Children exercising at least once a day had significantly lower serum total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein cholesterol levels than those exercising less frequently, even after adjustment for the above factors and dietary fibre intake. No dietary factor was significantly associated with any lipid measure after adjustment for the above factors. The challenge is how to optimize exercise level in adolescent children.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Biomedical Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Biomedical Sciences Research Institute
Biomedical Sciences Research Institute > Northern Ireland Centre for Food and Health (NICHE)
ID Code:4250
Deposited By:Dr Tracy McCaffrey
Deposited On:13 Jan 2010 15:38
Last Modified:16 Mar 2015 15:41

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