• Accelerometer epoch setting is decisive for associations between physical activity and metabolic health in children 

      Aadland, Eivind; Andersen, Lars Bo; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Kvalheim, Olav Martin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      When analysing physical activity (PA) levels using accelerometry, the epoch setting is critical to capture intensity-specific PA correctly. The aim of the present study was to investigate the PA intensity signatures related ...
    • Active Smarter Kids (ASK): Rationale and design of a cluster-randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of daily physical activity on children's academic performance and risk factors for non-communicable diseases 

      Resaland, Geir Kåre; Moe, Vegard Fusche; Aadland, Eivind; Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Glosvik, Øyvind; Andersen, John Roger; Kvalheim, Olav Martin; McKay, Heather A.; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-07-28)
      Background Evidence is emerging from school-based studies that physical activity might favorably affect children’s academic performance. However, there is a need for high-quality studies to support this. Therefore, the ...
    • Associations of physical activity and sedentary time with lipoprotein subclasses in Norwegian schoolchildren: The Active Smarter Kids (ASK) study 

      Jones, Paul Remy; Rajalahti, Tarja; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Aadland, Eivind; Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Bathen, Tone Frost; Andreassen, Trygve; Kvalheim, Olav Martin; Ekelund, Ulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019)
      Background and aims: Physical activity is favourably associated with certain markers of lipid metabolism. The relationship of physical activity with lipoprotein particle profiles in children is not known. Here we examine ...
    • Associations of volumes and patterns of physical activity with metabolic health in children: A multivariate pattern analysis approach 

      Aadland, Eivind; Andersen, Lars Bo; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Kvalheim, Olav Martin (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018)
      Physical activity (PA) favorably affects metabolic health in children, but it is unclear how total volumes versus patterns (bouts and breaks) of PA relate to health. By means of multivariate pattern analysis that can handle ...
    • Cardiometabolic associations between physical activity, adiposity, and lipoprotein subclasses in prepubertal norwegian children 

      Rajalahti, Tarja; Aadland, Eivind; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Kvalheim, Olav Martin (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Lipoprotein subclasses possess crucial cardiometabolic information. Due to strong multicollinearity among variables, little is known about the strength of influence of physical activity (PA) and adiposity upon this ...
    • Cross-sectional and prospective associations between aerobic fitness and lipoprotein particle profile in a cohort of Norwegian schoolchildren 

      Jones, Paul Remy; Rajalahti, Tarja; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Aadland, Eivind; Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Bathen, Tone Frost; Andreassen, Trygve; Kvalheim, Olav Martin; Ekelund, Ulf (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2021)
      Background and aims The associations between aerobic fitness and traditional measures of lipid metabolism in children are uncertain. We investigated whether higher levels of aerobic fitness benefit lipoprotein metabolism ...
    • Effects of physical activity on schoolchildren's academic performance: The Active Smarter Kids (ASK) cluster-randomized controlled trial 

      Resaland, Geir Kåre; Aadland, Eivind; Moe, Vegard Fusche; Aadland, Katrine Nyvoll; Skrede, Turid; Stavnsbo, Mette; Suominen, Laura; Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Glosvik, Øyvind; Andersen, John Roger; Kvalheim, Olav Martin; Engelsrud, Gunn; Andersen, Lars Bo; Holme, Ingar Morten K; Ommundsen, Yngvar; Kriemler, Susi; van Mechelen, Willem; McKay, Heather A.; Ekelund, Ulf; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2016-10)
      Objective. To investigate the effect of a seven-month, school-based cluster-randomized controlled trial on academic performance in 10-year-old children. Methods. In total, 1129 fifth-grade children from 57 elementary schools ...
    • Height and body-mass index trajectories of school-aged children and adolescents from 1985 to 2019 in 200 countries and territories: a pooled analysis of 2181 population-based studies with 65 million participants 

      Rodriguez-Martinez, Andrea; Zhou, Bin; Sophiea, Marisa K.; Bentham, James; Paciorek, Christopher J.; Turilli, Maria L.C.; Andersen, Lars Bo; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Ariansen, Inger Kristine Holtermann; Bjertness, Espen; Bjertness, Marius Bergsmark; Ekelund, Ulf; Graff-Iversen, Sidsel; Grøholt, Else Karin; Haugsgjerd, Teresa Risan; Bergh, Ingunn Holden; Janszky, Imre; Kolle, Elin; Krokstad, Steinar; Madar, Ahmed Ali; Sen, Abhijit; Skodje, Gry Irene; Sørgjerd, Elin Pettersen; Nilsen, Bente; Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Tarp, Jakob; Tell, Grete S.; Torheim, Liv Elin; Wilsgaard, Tom; Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M.; Bennett, James E.; Di Cesare, Mariachiara; Taddei, Cristina; Bixby, Honor; Stevens, Gretchen A.; Riley, Leanne M.; Cowan, Melanie J.; Savin, Stefan; Danaei, Goodarz; Chirita-Emandi, Adela; Kengne, Andre P; Khang, Young-Ho; Laxmaiah, Avula; Malekzadeh, Reza; Miranda, Jaime; Moon, Jin Soo; Popovic, Stevo; Sørensen, Thorkild I.A.; Soric, Maroje; Starc, Gregor (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      Background Comparable global data on health and nutrition of school-aged children and adolescents are scarce. We aimed to estimate age trajectories and time trends in mean height and mean body-mass index (BMI), which ...
    • Multicollinear physical activity accelerometry data and associations to cardiometabolic health: Challenges, pitfalls, and potential solutions 

      Aadland, Eivind; Kvalheim, Olav Martin; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Andersen, Lars Bo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-08-27)
      Background: The analysis of associations between accelerometer-derived physical activity (PA) intensities and cardiometabolic health is a major challenge due to multicollinearity between the explanatory variables. This ...
    • The multivariate physical activity signature associated with metabolic health in children 

      Aadland, Eivind; Kvalheim, Olav Martin; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Resaland, Geir Kåre; Andersen, Lars Bo (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2018-08-15)
      Background. Physical activity is a cornerstone for promoting good metabolic health in children, but it is heavily debated which intensities (including sedentary time) are most influential. A fundamental limitation to current ...
    • The multivariate physical activity signature associated with metabolic health in children and youth: An International Children's Accelerometry Database (ICAD) analysis 

      Aadland, Eivind; Kvalheim, Olav Martin; Hansen, Bjørge Hermann; Kriemler, Susi; Ried-Larsen, Mathias; Wedderkopp, Niels; Sardinha, Luis B.; Møller, Niels Christian; Hallal, Pedro C.; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Northstone, Kate; Andersen, Lars Bo (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020)
      There is solid evidence for an association between physical activity and metabolic health outcomes in children and youth, but for methodological reasons most studies describe the intensity spectrum using only a few summary ...
    • Repositioning of the global epicentre of non-optimal cholesterol 

      Taddei, Cristina; Zhou, Bin; Bixby, Honor; Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M.; Danaei, Goodarz; Jackson, Rod T.; Ahmed, Soheir H; Andersen, Lars Bo; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Ariansen, Inger Kristine Holtermann; Bjertness, Espen; Bjertness, Marius Bergsmark; Graff-Iversen, Sidsel; Haugsgjerd, Teresa Risan; Janszky, Imre; Krokstad, Steinar; Laugsand, Lars Erik; Madar, Ahmed Ali; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B.; Meyer, Haakon E; Sen, Abhijit; Tell, Grete S.; Vatten, Lars Johan; Wilsgaard, Tom; Farzadfar, Farshad; Sophiea, Marisa K.; Di Cesare, Mariachiara; Iurilli, Maria L. C.; Martinez, Andrea Rodriguez; Asghari, Golaleh; Dhana, Klodian; Gulayin, Pablo; Kakarmath, Sujay; Santero, Marilina; Voortman, Trudy; Riley, Leanne M.; Cowan, Melanie J.; Savin, Stefan; Bennett, James E.; Stevens, Gretchen A.; Paciorek, Christopher J.; Aekplakorn, Wichai; Cifkova, Renata; Giampaoli, Simona; Kengne, Andre Pascal; Khang, Young-Ho; Kuulasmaa, Kari; Laxmaiah, Avula; Margozzini, Paula; Mathur, Prashant (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2020-06)
      High blood cholesterol is typically considered a feature of wealthy western countries1,2. However, dietary and behavioural determinants of blood cholesterol are changing rapidly throughout the world3 and countries are using ...
    • Rising rural body-mass index is the main driver of the global obesity epidemic in adults 

      Bixby, Honor; Bentham, James; Zhou, Bin; Di Cesare, Mariachiara; Paciorek, Christopher J.; Bennett, James E.; Taddei, Cristina; Stevens, Gretchen A.; Rodriguez-Martinez, Andrea; Carrillo-Larco, Rodrigo M.; Andersen, Lars Bo; Anderssen, Sigmund Alfred; Ekelund, Ulf; Kolle, Elin; Steene-Johannessen, Jostein; Tarp, Jakob; Ariansen, Inger; Biehl, Anna Månsson; Graff-Iversen, Sidsel; Meisfjord, Jørgen Rajan; Bjertness, Espen; Bjertness, Marius Bergsmark; Meyer, Haakon E; Haugsgjerd, Teresa Risan; Tell, Grethe S.; Janszky, Imre; Krokstad, Steinar; Laugsand, Lars Erik; Sen, Abhijit; Vatten, Lars Johan; Mathiesen, Ellisiv B.; Wilsgaard, Tom; Khang, Young-Ho; Soric, Maroje; Gregg, Edward W.; Miranda, J. Jaime; Bhutta, Zulfiqar A.; Savin, Stefan; Sophiea, Marisa K.; Iurilli, Maria L. C.; Solomon, Bethlehem D.; Cowan, Melanie J.; Riley, Leanne M.; Danaei, Goodarz; Bovet, Pascal; Chirita-Emandi, Adela; Hambleton, Ian R; Hayes, Alison J; Ikeda, Nayu; Kengne, Andre P; Laxmaiah, Avula (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019)
      Body-mass index (BMI) has increased steadily in most countries in parallel with a rise in the proportion of the population who live in cities1,2. This has led to a widely reported view that urbanization is one of the most ...