CPC Fellow Penny Gordon-Larsen's Research on Children and Physical Activity Featured in the News

Apr 25, 2006

''We already know that it's important for kids to be physically active in order to protect against being overweight and developing future cardiovascular disease,'' said Penny Gordon-Larsen, Ph.D., study co-author and assistant professor of nutrition at the Schools of Public Health and Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. ``Now, there's new evidence that suggests there's a range of positive social, emotional and cognitive outcomes associated with physical activity.''

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The article is based on research published in Pediatrics:

Nelson, Melissa C., and Penny Gordon-Larsen. 2006. Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Patterns Are Associated with Selected Adolescent Health Risk Behaviors. Pediatrics 117, no. 4: 1281-90. 

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