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TV Viewing and Physical Activity Are Independently Associated with Metabolic Risk in Children: The European Youth Heart Study

  • Ulf Ekelund mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Ulf.Ekelund@mrc-epid.cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Epidemiology Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Søren Brage,

    Affiliation: Epidemiology Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Karsten Froberg,

    Affiliation: Institute of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

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  • Maarike Harro †,

    † Deceased.

    Affiliation: National Institute for Health Development, Estonian Centre of Behavioural and Health Sciences, Tartuu, Estonia

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  • Sigmund A Anderssen,

    Affiliation: Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian University of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway

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  • Luis B Sardinha,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Human Movement, Technical University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

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  • Chris Riddoch,

    Affiliation: London Sport Institute, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lars Bo Andersen

    Affiliation: Department of Sports Medicine, Norwegian University of Sport Sciences, Oslo, Norway

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  • Published: December 12, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030488

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