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Title: EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR ON HEALTH
Authors: NANG EI EI KHAING
Keywords: Physical activity, Sedentary behaviors, TV viewing time,cardiovascular diseases, health, Singapore population
Issue Date: 20-Jan-2015
Citation: NANG EI EI KHAING (2015-01-20). EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR ON HEALTH. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: THE HEALTH BENEFITS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (PA) ARE WELL-ESTABLISHED. RECENTLY SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR IS RE-EMERGING AS AN INDEPENDENT CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTOR. HOWEVER, THE EFFECT OF SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR ON HEALTH SEEMS TO BE VARIED AND DEPENDS ON THE TYPE OF SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR. IN OUR STUDIES, ONLY TV VIEWING BUT NOT OTHER TYPES OF SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR WAS ASSOCIATED WITH CARDIO-METABOLIC BIOMARKERS AND SUBCLINICAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS. IN ADDITION TO TV VIEWING, OCCUPATIONAL SITTING TIME WAS ASSOCIATED WITH BMI. VIGOROUS PA WAS ASSOCIATED WITH FAVORABLE METABOLIC PROFILE BUT NOT WITH SUBCLINICAL ATHEROSCLEROSIS. TV VIEWING TIME, AS AN EPIDEMIOLOGIC CONSTRUCT, COMPRISES MORE THAN SEDENTARY BEHAVIOR BUT THE ASSOCIATION BETWEEN TV VIEWING TIME AND HEALTH WAS NOT EXPLAINED BY ANY OF THE POTENTIAL INTERMEDIARIES STUDIED, INCLUDING EATING BEHAVIOR, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, SLEEP DURATION OR MENTAL HEALTH. FURTHER RESEARCH IS THUS NEEDED TO EXPLORE THE POTENTIAL MECHANISM BETWEEN TV VIEWING TIME AND HEAL
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/119894
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