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Associations of Leisure-Time Physical Activity Trajectories with Fruit and Vegetable Consumption from Childhood to Adulthood : The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study (2019)


Lounassalo, Irinja; Hirvensalo, Mirja; Kankaanpää, Anna; Tolvanen, Asko; Palomäki, Sanna; Salin, Kasper; Fogelholm, Mikael; Yang, Xiaolin; Pahkala, Katja; Rovio, Suvi; Hutri-Kähönen, Nina et al. (2019). Associations of Leisure-Time Physical Activity Trajectories with Fruit and Vegetable Consumption from Childhood to Adulthood : The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16 (22), 4437. DOI: 10.3390/ijerph16224437


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All authors or editors: Lounassalo, Irinja; Hirvensalo, Mirja; Kankaanpää, Anna; Tolvanen, Asko; Palomäki, Sanna; Salin, Kasper; Fogelholm, Mikael; Yang, Xiaolin; Pahkala, Katja; Rovio, Suvi; et al.

Journal or series: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

ISSN: 1661-7827

eISSN: 1660-4601

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 16

Issue number: 22

Article number: 4437

Publisher: MDPI

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16224437

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66523


Abstract

A physically active lifestyle and a diet rich in vegetables and fruits have a central role in promoting health. This study examined the associations between leisure-time physical activity (LTPA) trajectories and fruit and vegetable consumption (FVC) from childhood to middle age. The data were drawn from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study with six age cohorts. Participants were 9 to 18 years (n = 3536; 51% females) at baseline in 1980 and 33 to 48 years at the last follow-up in 2011. LTPA and FVC were self-reported. LTPA trajectories were identified using latent profile analyses, after which the mean differences in FVC across the trajectories were studied. Active, low-active, decreasingly and increasingly active trajectories were identified for both genders. An additional trajectory describing inactivity was identified for females. Those who were persistently active or increased their LTPA had higher FVC at many ages when compared to their inactive or low-active counterparts (p < 0.05). In females prior to age 42 and in males prior to age 24, FVC was higher at many ages in those with decreasing activity than in their inactive or low-active counterparts (p < 0.05). The development of LTPA and FVC from childhood to middle age seem to occur in tandem


Keywords: physical activeness; physical training; diets; fruits; vegetables; longitudinal research; cohort study

Free keywords: physical activity; diet; trajectory; longitudinal; childhood; adolescence; adulthood


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Reporting Year: 2019

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