OBJECTIVETo examine the association of overweight and obesity with physical activity, blood pressure (BP) and serum lipid profi les.
METHODSEpidemiologic investigation of 1,450 students, between the ages of 6 and 18, in the city of Belo Horizonte, MG. Data: weight, height, BP, skinfold thickness, waist circumference, physical activity, total cholesterol (TC), LDL-c, HDL-c, and dietary habits.
RESULTSThe prevalence rates for overweight and obesity were 8.4% and 3.1%, respectively. In relation to the students i…
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