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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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dc.contributor.author Aleksovska, Katina
dc.contributor.author Puggina, Anna
dc.contributor.author Giraldi, Giraldi
dc.contributor.author Buck, Christoph
dc.contributor.author Burns, Con
dc.contributor.author Cardon, Greet
dc.contributor.author Carlin, Angela
dc.contributor.author Chantal, Simon
dc.contributor.author Ciarapica, Donatella
dc.contributor.author Colotto, Marco
dc.contributor.author Condello, Giancarlo
dc.contributor.author Coppinger, Tara
dc.contributor.author Cortis, Cristina
dc.contributor.author D’Haese, Sara
dc.contributor.author De Craemer, Marieke
dc.contributor.author Di Blasio, Andrea
dc.contributor.author Hansen, Sylvia
dc.contributor.author Iacoviello, Licia
dc.contributor.author Issartel, Johann
dc.contributor.author Izzicupo, Pascal
dc.contributor.author Jaeschke, Lina
dc.contributor.author Kanning, Martina
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, Aileen
dc.contributor.author Ling, Fiona
dc.contributor.author Luzak, Agnes
dc.contributor.author Napolitano, Giorgio
dc.contributor.author Nazare, Julie-Anne
dc.contributor.author Perchoux, Camille
dc.contributor.author Pischon, Tobias
dc.contributor.author Polito, Angela
dc.contributor.author Sannella, Alessandra
dc.contributor.author Schulz, Holger
dc.contributor.author Sohun, Rhoda
dc.contributor.author Steinbrecher, Astrid
dc.contributor.author Schlicht, Wolfgang
dc.contributor.author Ricciardi, Walter
dc.contributor.author MacDonncha, Ciaran
dc.contributor.author Capranica, Laura
dc.contributor.author Boccia, Stefania
dc.date.accessioned 2019-01-14T14:44:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-01-14T14:44:27Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/7467
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.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1186/s40798-018-0173-9
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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