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Biological determinants of physical activity across the life course: a “Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity” (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review

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Show simple item record Aleksovska, Katina Puggina, Anna Giraldi, Giraldi Buck, Christoph Burns, Con Cardon, Greet Carlin, Angela Chantal, Simon Ciarapica, Donatella Colotto, Marco Condello, Giancarlo Coppinger, Tara Cortis, Cristina D’Haese, Sara De Craemer, Marieke Di Blasio, Andrea Hansen, Sylvia Iacoviello, Licia Issartel, Johann Izzicupo, Pascal Jaeschke, Lina Kanning, Martina Kennedy, Aileen Ling, Fiona Luzak, Agnes Napolitano, Giorgio Nazare, Julie-Anne Perchoux, Camille Pischon, Tobias Polito, Angela Sannella, Alessandra Schulz, Holger Sohun, Rhoda Steinbrecher, Astrid Schlicht, Wolfgang Ricciardi, Walter MacDonncha, Ciaran Capranica, Laura Boccia, Stefania 2019-01-14T14:44:27Z 2019-01-14T14:44:27Z 2019
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Background: Despite the large number of studies and reviews available, the evidence regarding the biological determinants of physical activity (PA) is inconclusive. In this umbrella review, we summarized the current evidence on the biological determinants of PA across the life course, by pooling the results of the available systematic literature reviews (SLRs) and meta-analyses (MAs). Methods: We conducted an online search on MEDLINE, ISI Web of Science, Scopus, and SPORTDiscus databases up to January 2018. SLRs and MAs of observational studies that investigated the association between biological determinants of PA and having PA as outcome were considered eligible. The extracted data were assessed based on the importance of the determinants, the strength of evidence, and the methodological quality. Results: We identified 19 reviews of which most were of moderate methodological quality. Determinants that were studied most frequently among all ages and demonstrated evidence suggesting a positive association to PA were younger age, being male, higher health status, and higher physical fitness levels. Among adults, normal birth weight was found to be positively associated to PA with convincing strength of evidence, while findings among adolescents were inconsistent and with limited strength of evidence. Conclusions: Different social or behavioral factors may contribute to the decrease of PA with age and among females versus males, and creating programmes targeted at diverse ages, female population, and adults with abnormal birth weight is recommended. Future studies should use prospective study designs, standardized definitions of PA, and objective measurement methods of PA assessment. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.relation HRB en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject biological determinants en_US
dc.subject umbrella systematic review en_US
dc.title Biological determinants of physical activity across the life course: a “Determinants of Diet and Physical Activity” (DEDIPAC) umbrella systematic literature review en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1186/s40798-018-0173-9
dc.contributor.sponsor HRB en_US
dc.contributor.sponsor Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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