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dc.contributor.authorStreet, S
dc.contributor.authorWells, J.
dc.contributor.authorHills, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-07T02:18:02Z
dc.date.available2018-12-07T02:18:02Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.issn1467-7881
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/obr.12306
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/101496
dc.description.abstractTackling increasing rates of obesity is likely to be a defining feature of health care over the next several decades. Adult obesity is a persistent and treatment‐resistant problem. Consequently, an emerging theme in the literature is to commence prevention efforts earlier in the developmental time course. This view is based primarily on epidemiological data demonstrating a link between traits manifesting early during development and increased obesity risk in adulthood. Physical activity is a perennial factor in discussions of obesity prevention. However, the optimal timing and type of physical activity interventions to commence remains unclear. Critical developmental windows of plasticity may afford time‐limited opportunities to shape body composition across the life course; however, physical activity has not been explicitly considered in these discussions. Although animal models suggest that physical activity commenced earlier in development has differential effects on obesity onset compared to physical activity commenced in adulthood, human research is lacking. In this conceptual review, we consider physical activity during critical developmental periods as a way to mitigate obesity risk later in life.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom857
dc.relation.ispartofpageto870
dc.relation.ispartofissue10
dc.relation.ispartofjournalObesity Reviews
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111799
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleWindows of opportunity for physical activity in the prevention of obesity
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHills, Andrew


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