Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 8th, 2004
"Childhood obesity has been attributed to a decline in total energy expenditure (TEE). We measured TEE, physical activity, and sedentary behavior in a representative sample of young children from Glasgow, U.K., at age 3 years (n=78), and we did a follow-up study at age 5 years (n=72). Mean physical activity level (TEE/resting energy expenditure) was 1.56 (SD 0.39) at age 3 years and 1.61 (0.22) at age 5 years," scientists writing in the journal Lancet report.
"Median time in sedentary behavior was 79% of monitored hours at age 3 years (IQR...
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