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Physical Activity and Beverage Consumption among Adolescents

Research Group on Community Nutrition and Oxidative Stress, University of Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca E-07122, Spain
CIBEROBN (Physiopathology of Obesity and Nutrition), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid E-28029, Spain
Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, Reha Midilli Foça Faculty of Tourism, Dokuz Eylül University, Foça-Izmir 35680, Turkey
ImFINE Research Group, Department of Health and Human Performance, Faculty Physical Activity & Sport Sciences-INEF, Technical University of Madrid, Madrid E-28040, Spain
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Nutrients 2016, 8(7), 389;
Received: 9 April 2016 / Revised: 13 June 2016 / Accepted: 14 June 2016 / Published: 23 June 2016
This study assessed the relationship between physical activity and beverage consumption among adolescents with a population based cross-sectional survey was carried out in the Balearic Islands, Spain (n = 1988; 12–17 years old). Body composition, educational and income level, physical activity (PA), and beverage consumption and energy intake were assessed. Sixty-two percent of adolescents engaged in >300 min/week of PA. Boys were more active than girls, younger adolescents were more active than older counterparts, low parental income was associated with physical inactivity, and time spent watching TV (including, TV, Internet or handheld cellular devices) was inversely associated with PA practice. The average beverage intake of the studied adolescents was 0.9 L/day, higher in boys than in girls. Beverage intake was positively associated with PA practice, and the highest amount of energy intake from beverages was observed in active boys and girls. Most of the studied adolescent population met the PA recommendations. Gender, age, parental income, and time spent watching TV were significant determinants of PA. Type and amount of beverages drunk varied according to gender and PA, and general daily total beverage intake was lower than recommended adequate fluid intake. PA behavior should be considered when analyzing beverage consumption in adolescents. View Full-Text
Keywords: beverage consumption; physical activity; adolescents beverage consumption; physical activity; adolescents
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Bibiloni, M.D.M.; Özen, A.E.; Pons, A.; González-Gross, M.; Tur, J.A. Physical Activity and Beverage Consumption among Adolescents. Nutrients 2016, 8, 389.

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