Latest posts by BMC Public Health (see all)
- A cross-sectional study describing motivations and barriers to voluntary medical male… - Oct. 30, 2014
- Menstrual hygiene management and school absenteeism among female adolescent students in… - Oct. 29, 2014
- Cancer symptom awareness and barriers to medical help-seeking in Scottish adolescents: a… - Oct. 29, 2014
- Newsprint coverage of smoking in cars carrying children: a case study of public and scientific… - Oct. 29, 2014
Background: We aimed to examine whether time spent on different sedentary behaviours is associated with bone mineral content (BMC) in adolescents, after controlling for relevant confounders such as lean mass and objectively measured physical activity (PA), and if so, whether extra-curricular participation in osteogenic sports could have a role in this association. Methods: Participants were 359 Spanish adolescents (12.5-17.5 yr, 178 boys,) from the HELENA-CSS (2006–07). Relationships of sedentary behaviours with bone variables were analysed by linear regression. The prevalence of low BMC (at least 1SD below the mean) and time spent on sedentary behaviours according to extracurricular sport participation was analysed by Chi-square tests. Results: In boys, the use of internet for non-study was negatively associated with whole body BMC after adjustment for lean mass and moderate to vigorous PA (MVPA).
Link to original: