Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, March 6th, 2006
"Decreased physical activity (PA) is likely a contributor to the rising prevalence of obesity in children. Lack of valid and acceptable measures of PA has been an issue in studies involving young children. The Actical accelerometer is a promising tool for measurement of PA in young children," scientists in the United States report.
K.A. Pfeiffer and colleagues at the University of South Carolina explained, "The purpose of this study was to calibrate and validate the Actical accelerometer for use with 3- to 5-yr-old children. Eighteen preschool children wore...
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