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Effects of Changes in Adiposity and Physical Activity on Preadolescent Insulin Resistance: The Australian LOOK Longitudinal Study

Telford, Richard D.; Cunningham, Ross B.; Telford, Rohan M.; Kerrigan, Jennifer; Hickman, Peter E.; Potter, Julia M.; Abhayaratna, Walter


BACKGROUND In a previous longitudinal analysis of our cohort as 8 to 10 year-olds, insulin resistance (IR) increased with age, but was not modified by changes in percent body fat (%BF), and was only responsive to changes in physical activity (PA) in boys. We aimed to determine whether these responses persisted as the children approached adolescence. METHODS In this prospective cohort study, 256 boys and 278 girls were assessed at ages 8, 10 and 12 years for fasting blood glucose and insulin,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-10-12
Type: Journal article
Source: PLoS ONE
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047438


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