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October 2005

Juvenile Obesity: Is School-Based Enhanced Physical Activity Relevant?  

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Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005;159(10):996-997. doi:10.1001/archpedi.159.10.996

Juvenile obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide1,2 and its prevalence is still on the rise.3 While the specific causes of this epidemic are not entirely clear, some evidence emerges for a link between the prevalence of obesity and a low level of physical activity among children and adolescents in various countries, as well as an increasing involvement in sedentary pursuits.1