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dc.creatorAndré Seabra
dc.creatorPeter Katzmarzyk
dc.creatorMaria José Carvalho
dc.creatorAna Seabra
dc.creatorManuel Coelho-E-Silva
dc.creatorSandra Abreu
dc.creatorSusana Vale
dc.creatorSusana Póvoas
dc.creatorHenrique Nascimento
dc.creatorLuís Belo
dc.creatorSandra Torres
dc.creatorJosé Oliveira
dc.creatorJorge Mota
dc.creatorAlice Santos-Silva
dc.creatorCarla Rêgo
dc.creatorRobert M. Malina
dc.description.abstractPhysical activity is important in obesity prevention, but the effectiveness of different physical activity modalities remains to be determined among children. The main purpose of this study was to compare the effects of a 6-month soccer programme and a traditional physical activity programme on changes in body composition, cardiometabolic risk factors, inflammatory and oxidative markers, cardiorespiratory fitness and perceived psychological status in obese boys. Eighty-eight boys (8-12years; BMI > +2 standard deviations of WHO reference values) participated in one of three groups: soccer, traditional activity and control. Soccer and traditional activity programmes involved 3 sessions per week for 60-90min at an average intensity of 70-80% of maximal heart rate. Control group participated in activities of normal daily living. All boys participated in school physical education, two sessions per week of 45-90-min. Measurements were taken at baseline and after 6months, and included body size and composition, cardiometabolic risk factors, inflammatory and oxidative markers, cardiorespiratory fitness and perceived psychological status. Physical activity and dietary intake were assessed before and immediately following the intervention. The three groups had similar characteristics at baseline. After 6months, both intervention groups had significantly lower relative fatness (% fat), waist circumference and total cholesterol, and higher cardiorespiratory fitness, self-esteem, perceived physical competence and attraction to physical activity compared with control group. In conclusion, physical activity interventions over 6months positively influenced several indicators of health status among obese boys. The results also suggested that soccer has the potential as an effective tool for the prevention and reduction of childhood obesity and associated consequences.
dc.titleEffects of 6-month soccer and traditional physical activity programmes on body composition, cardiometabolic risk factors, inflammatory, oxidative stress markers and cardiorespiratory fitness in obese boys
dc.typeArtigo em Revista Científica Internacional
dc.contributor.uportoFaculdade de Desporto
dc.contributor.uportoFaculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação
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