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Dietary fibre, exercise and serum lipids and lipoprotein cholesterols in 12 to 15 year olds


Morley, R and Baker, BA and Greene, LC and Livingstone, MBE and Harland, PSEG and Lucas, A, Dietary fibre, exercise and serum lipids and lipoprotein cholesterols in 12 to 15 year olds, Acta Paediatrica, 87, (12) pp. 1230-1234. ISSN 0803-5253 (1998) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/080352598750030889


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 Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Health Sciences
Research Group:Epidemiology
Research Field:Epidemiology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Specific population health (excl. Indigenous health)
Objective Field:Health related to ageing
UTAS Author:Morley, R (Dr Ruth Morley)
ID Code:13923
Year Published:1998
Web of Science® Times Cited:5
Deposited By:Menzies Centre
Deposited On:1998-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-08

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