F B Ortega

Summary

Affiliation: University of Granada
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. doi request reprint [Physical activity, physical fitness, and overweight in children and adolescents: evidence from epidemiologic studies]
    Francisco B Ortega
    Departamento de Educación Física y Deportiva, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Universidad de Granada, Granada, España Departamento de Fisiología Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Granada, Granada, España Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Stockholm, Suecia Electronic address
    Endocrinol Nutr 60:458-69. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Role of socio-cultural factors on changes in fitness and adiposity in youth: a 6-year follow-up study
    F B Ortega
    Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain Electronic address
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23:883-90. 2013
  3. pmc Land- and water-based exercise intervention in women with fibromyalgia: the al-Andalus physical activity randomised controlled trial
    Ana Carbonell-Baeza
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:18. 2012
  4. pmc Stability of the factorial structure of metabolic syndrome from childhood to adolescence: a 6-year follow-up study
    Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno
    Social and Health Care Research Center, University of Castilla La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:81. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint [Low level of physical fitness in Spanish adolescents. Relevance for future cardiovascular health (AVENA study)]
    Francisco B Ortega
    Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Granada, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 58:898-909. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and sedentary activities are associated with adiposity in adolescents
    Francisco B Ortega
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada 18071, Spain
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1589-99. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Reliability of health-related physical fitness tests in European adolescents. The HELENA Study
    F B Ortega
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:S49-57. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Health-related physical fitness according to chronological and biological age in adolescents. The AVENA study
    F B Ortega
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 48:371-9. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular fitness in adolescents: the influence of sexual maturation status-the AVENA and EYHS studies
    Francisco B Ortega
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, 14157 Huddinge, Sweden
    Am J Hum Biol 19:801-8. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Are muscular and cardiovascular fitness partially programmed at birth? Role of body composition
    Francisco B Ortega
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Grenada, Spain
    J Pediatr 154:61-66.e1. 2009

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Publications85

  1. doi request reprint [Physical activity, physical fitness, and overweight in children and adolescents: evidence from epidemiologic studies]
    Francisco B Ortega
    Departamento de Educación Física y Deportiva, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y el Deporte, Universidad de Granada, Granada, España Departamento de Fisiología Médica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Granada, Granada, España Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Stockholm, Suecia Electronic address
    Endocrinol Nutr 60:458-69. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that increasing physical fitness in overweight children and adolescents may have many positive effects on health, including lower body fat levels...
  2. doi request reprint Role of socio-cultural factors on changes in fitness and adiposity in youth: a 6-year follow-up study
    F B Ortega
    Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain Electronic address
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23:883-90. 2013
    ..We analysed changes in fitness and adiposity in young individuals from two countries, and examined the role of maternal education in these changes...
  3. pmc Land- and water-based exercise intervention in women with fibromyalgia: the al-Andalus physical activity randomised controlled trial
    Ana Carbonell-Baeza
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    BMC Musculoskelet Disord 13:18. 2012
    ....
  4. pmc Stability of the factorial structure of metabolic syndrome from childhood to adolescence: a 6-year follow-up study
    Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno
    Social and Health Care Research Center, University of Castilla La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 10:81. 2011
    ..There is no consistent evidence on whether the MS construct works in the same way in different populations and at different stages in life...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Low level of physical fitness in Spanish adolescents. Relevance for future cardiovascular health (AVENA study)]
    Francisco B Ortega
    Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Granada, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 58:898-909. 2005
    ....
  6. ncbi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and sedentary activities are associated with adiposity in adolescents
    Francisco B Ortega
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada 18071, Spain
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1589-99. 2007
    ..To determine whether physical activity, sedentary activities, and/or cardiorespiratory fitness are related to waist circumference in adolescents, as previously reported in adults...
  7. doi request reprint Reliability of health-related physical fitness tests in European adolescents. The HELENA Study
    F B Ortega
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:S49-57. 2008
    ..To examine the reliability of a set of health-related physical fitness tests used in the European Union-funded Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence (HELENA) Study on lifestyle and nutrition among adolescents...
  8. ncbi request reprint Health-related physical fitness according to chronological and biological age in adolescents. The AVENA study
    F B Ortega
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 48:371-9. 2008
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine the levels of several health-related physical fitness components with respect to chronological and biological age (sexual maturation status) in Spanish adolescents...
  9. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular fitness in adolescents: the influence of sexual maturation status-the AVENA and EYHS studies
    Francisco B Ortega
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, 14157 Huddinge, Sweden
    Am J Hum Biol 19:801-8. 2007
    ..05). These results suggest that for CVF comparisons and interpretation in adolescent populations, sexual maturation status and BF%, as well as the way to express the CVF, should be taken into account...
  10. doi request reprint Are muscular and cardiovascular fitness partially programmed at birth? Role of body composition
    Francisco B Ortega
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Grenada, Spain
    J Pediatr 154:61-66.e1. 2009
    ..To determine whether birth weight is associated with handgrip strength and cardiovascular fitness in adolescence and, if so, how these associations are influenced by current body composition...
  11. doi request reprint High fitness is associated with a healthier programming of body composition at adolescence
    Francisco B Ortega
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, 18012 Granada, Spain
    Am J Hum Biol 20:732-4. 2008
    ....
  12. doi request reprint Central adiposity in 9- and 15-year-old Swedish children from the European Youth Heart Study
    Francisco B Ortega
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:212-6. 2008
    ..More studies involving children of different ages and from different regions in Scandinavia are needed...
  13. doi request reprint Cardiovascular fitness modifies the associations between physical activity and abdominal adiposity in children and adolescents: the European Youth Heart Study
    F B Ortega
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, 14157 Huddinge, Sweden
    Br J Sports Med 44:256-62. 2010
    ..To examine the associations between physical activity (PA) and abdominal adiposity, as measured by waist circumference, in children and adolescents, and to test whether cardiovascular fitness (CVF) modifies these associations...
  14. doi request reprint Sleep patterns in Spanish adolescents: associations with TV watching and leisure-time physical activity
    Francisco B Ortega
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Eur J Appl Physiol 110:563-73. 2010
    ..49, 1.64-3.79). We conclude that non-participation in LT-PA is associated with morning tiredness in male and female adolescents, while excessive TV watching is more associated with short sleep or morning tiredness depending on gender...
  15. pmc Psychological well-being, cardiorespiratory fitness, and long-term survival
    Francisco B Ortega
    Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Am J Prev Med 39:440-8. 2010
    ..Although cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is one of the strongest predictors of mortality, studies examining the relationship between well-being and survival seldom account for the possible effects of CRF...
  16. ncbi request reprint Extreme mountain bike challenges may induce sub-clinical myocardial damage
    F B Ortega
    Research Group EFFECTS 262, Sotogrande Health Experience, Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 46:489-93. 2006
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine whether strenuous endurance exercise, performed under conditions in which the partial pressure of environmental oxygen varies constantly, can induce myocardial cell injury...
  17. pmc Physical activity attenuates the effect of low birth weight on insulin resistance in adolescents: findings from two observational studies
    Francisco B Ortega
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Diabetes 60:2295-9. 2011
    ..To examine whether physical activity influences the association between birth weight and insulin resistance in adolescents...
  18. doi request reprint The International Fitness Scale (IFIS): usefulness of self-reported fitness in youth
    Francisco B Ortega
    Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Int J Epidemiol 40:701-11. 2011
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Improvements in fitness reduce the risk of becoming overweight across puberty
    Francisco B Ortega
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 43:1891-7. 2011
    ..Longitudinal studies can contribute to this goal. The present study aimed to identify factors in childhood that determine the development of overweight/obesity in adolescence...
  20. doi request reprint Physical fitness levels among European adolescents: the HELENA study
    F B Ortega
    Department of Physiology, University of Granada, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 45:20-9. 2011
    ..To report sex- and age-specific physical fitness levels in European adolescents...
  21. doi request reprint Sleep duration and activity levels in Estonian and Swedish children and adolescents
    Francisco B Ortega
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Eur J Appl Physiol 111:2615-23. 2011
    ..Consequently, the common assumption that physical activity is a mediator in the relationship between short sleep durations and obesity is not supported by our findings...
  22. pmc In fitness and health? A prospective study of changes in marital status and fitness in men and women
    Francisco B Ortega
    Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Am J Epidemiol 173:337-44. 2011
    ..Study results suggest that these patterns may be different in women, but further research is required to confirm this...
  23. ncbi request reprint [Physically active adolescents are more likely to have a healthier cardiovascular fitness level independently of their adiposity status. The European youth heart study]
    Francisco B Ortega
    Unidad de Nutrición Preventiva, Departamento de Biociencia y Nutrición de NOVUM, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Suecia
    Rev Esp Cardiol 61:123-9. 2008
    ..The main purpose of this study was to examine whether meeting the current physical activity (PA) recommendations is associated with a healthier CVF level in adolescents...
  24. doi request reprint Fitness, fatness and cardiovascular profile in South Spanish and North Moroccan women
    V A Aparicio
    Department of Physiology and Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Nutr Hosp 27:227-31. 2012
    ..We studied the differences on physical fitness, fatness and cardiovascular profile in Spanish and Moroccan women...
  25. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and dietary intake in European adolescents: the Healthy Lifestyle in Europe by Nutrition in Adolescence study
    M Cuenca-Garcia
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, Granada University, Avenida de Madrid s n, 18012 Granada, Spain
    Br J Nutr 107:1850-9. 2012
    ..The present findings contribute to the understanding of the relationships between dietary factors and physiological health indicators such as CRF...
  26. doi request reprint Reliability of field-based fitness tests in youth
    E G Artero
    EFFECTS 262 Research Group, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Avenida Madrid s n, Granada, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 32:159-69. 2011
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Physical activity, fitness, weight status, and cognitive performance in adolescents
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Pediatr 157:917-922.e1-5. 2010
    ..To examine the association of participation in physical sports activity during leisure time, sedentary behaviors, cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, and weight status with cognitive performance in Spanish adolescents...
  28. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric determinants of a clustering of lipid-related metabolic risk factors in overweight and non-overweight adolescents--influence of cardiorespiratory fitness. The Avena study
    Jose L Mesa
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Ann Nutr Metab 50:519-27. 2006
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Serum lipids, body mass index and waist circumference during pubertal development in Spanish adolescents: the AVENA Study
    J R Ruiz
    Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
    Horm Metab Res 38:832-7. 2006
    ..To describe the effects of chronological age and biological age (pubertal development) on serum lipid and lipoprotein levels, body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference in Spanish adolescents...
  30. doi request reprint Short sleep duration is associated with increased obesity markers in European adolescents: effect of physical activity and dietary habits. The HELENA study
    M Garaulet
    Department of Physiology, University of Murcia, Campus de Espinardo s n, Murcia, Spain
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:1308-17. 2011
    ..Adequate sleep is a critical factor for adolescent's health and health-related behaviors...
  31. doi request reprint Concurrent validity of a modified version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ-A) in European adolescents: The HELENA Study
    M Hagstromer
    Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:S42-8. 2008
    ..This study explores the concurrent validity of a modified version of the long IPAQ (the IPAQ-A) for the assessment of physical activity among adolescents...
  32. ncbi request reprint Criterion-related validity of field-based muscular fitness tests in youth
    E G Artero
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Sports Med Phys Fitness 52:263-72. 2012
    ..The purpose of the present study was to analyze the association between isokinetic strength and field-based muscular fitness tests in youth...
  33. ncbi request reprint Associations of low-grade inflammation with physical activity, fitness and fatness in prepubertal children; the European Youth Heart Study
    J R Ruiz
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, 14157 Huddinge, Sweden
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:1545-51. 2007
    ..To examine the associations of low-grade inflammation with objectively measured physical activity, cardiovascular fitness (CVF) and fatness in prepubertal children...
  34. doi request reprint Individual and combined effects of ApoE and MTHFR 677C/T polymorphisms on cognitive performance in Spanish adolescents: the AVENA study
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    J Pediatr 156:978-84, 984.e1. 2010
    ..To examine the individual and combined associations of ApoE and MTHFR 677C/T polymorphisms with cognitive performance in adolescents...
  35. doi request reprint [ALPHA-fitness test battery: health-related field-based fitness tests assessment in children and adolescents]
    J R Ruiz
    Departamento de Educación Física y Deportiva, Facultad de Ciencias de Actividad Física y Deporte, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Espana
    Nutr Hosp 26:1210-4. 2011
    ....
  36. doi request reprint Fitness, fatness and cardiovascular profile in South Spanish and North Moroccan women
    V A Aparicio
    Department of Physiology, Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Nutr Hosp 26:1188-92. 2011
    ..We studied the differences on physical fitness, fatness and cardiovascular profile in Spanish and Moroccan women...
  37. doi request reprint Health-related fitness in adolescents: underweight, and not only overweight, as an influencing factor. The AVENA study
    E G Artero
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 20:418-27. 2010
    ..In conclusion, not only overweight and obesity but also underweight seem to be determinants of health-related fitness in adolescents. The associations could be related to differences in body composition...
  38. ncbi request reprint Relations of total physical activity and intensity to fitness and fatness in children: the European Youth Heart Study
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:299-303. 2006
    ..It is unclear how the amount and intensity of physical activity (PA) are associated with cardiovascular fitness (CVF) and body fatness in children...
  39. doi request reprint Socio-economic factors and active commuting to school in urban Spanish adolescents: the AVENA study
    Palma Chillon
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Carretera Alfacar s n, Granada, Spain
    Eur J Public Health 19:470-6. 2009
    ..This study aimed: (i) to describe the patterns of commuting to school in urban Spanish adolescents; and (ii) to examine the associations between active commuting to school (ACS) and socio-economic factors...
  40. ncbi request reprint Markers of insulin resistance are associated with fatness and fitness in school-aged children: the European Youth Heart Study
    J R Ruiz
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Novum, Karolinska Institutet, 14157, Huddinge, Sweden
    Diabetologia 50:1401-8. 2007
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Assessing health-related fitness tests in the school setting: reliability, feasibility and safety; the ALPHA Study
    V España-Romero
    University of Granada, Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, Granada, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 31:490-7. 2010
    ..The feasibility and safety items assessed presented a successful answer. Therefore, the results indicate that health-related fitness tests administered by PE teachers are reliable, feasible and safe to be performed in the school setting...
  42. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of tenderness to characterise fibromyalgia severity in women
    V A Aparicio
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Sports Sciences, University of Granada, Spain
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 29:S28-33. 2011
    ..To investigate the usefulness of tenderness (tender points count (TPC) and algometer score) to characterise fibromyalgia (FM) severity and symptomatology in women...
  43. pmc Birth weight and blood lipid levels in Spanish adolescents: influence of selected APOE, APOC3 and PPARgamma2 gene polymorphisms. The AVENA Study
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
    BMC Med Genet 9:98. 2008
    ..5 years...
  44. ncbi request reprint Physical fitness in childhood and adolescence: a powerful marker of health
    F B Ortega
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1-11. 2008
    ..Schools may play an important role by identifying children with low physical fitness and by promoting positive health behaviors such as encouraging children to be active, with special emphasis on the intensity of the activity...
  45. doi request reprint Predictive validity of health-related fitness in youth: a systematic review
    J R Ruiz
    Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Novum, Huddinge, Sweden
    Br J Sports Med 43:909-23. 2009
    ..Due to a limited number of studies, inconclusive evidence emerged for a relationship between muscular strength or motor fitness and CVD risk factors, and between flexibility and low back pain...
  46. ncbi request reprint Relationship of physical activity, fitness, and fatness with clustered metabolic risk in children and adolescents: the European youth heart study
    Nico S Rizzo
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    J Pediatr 150:388-94. 2007
    ..To examine the associations of physical activity (PA) at different levels and intensities and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) with a clustering of metabolic risk factors in children and adolescents with special consideration of body fat...
  47. doi request reprint Fitness testing as a discriminative tool for the diagnosis and monitoring of fibromyalgia
    V A Aparicio
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Sports Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 23:415-23. 2013
    ..Physical fitness in general, and particularly the 30-s chair stand test, is able to discriminate between women with FM from those without FM, as well as between those with moderate FM from their peers with severe FM. ..
  48. doi request reprint Role of cardiorespiratory fitness on the association between physical activity and abdominal fat content in adolescents: the HELENA study
    V España-Romero
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 31:679-82. 2010
    ..The findings indicate that there is not a clear interaction effect of CRF in the association between PA and abdominal fat in adolescents, yet slightly stronger association was observed in the low fit group...
  49. ncbi request reprint Aerobic physical fitness in relation to blood lipids and fasting glycaemia in adolescents: influence of weight status
    Jose L Mesa
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada 18071, Spain
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 16:285-93. 2006
    ..We explored the associations between aerobic physical fitness with blood lipids and a composite index of blood lipids and fasting glycaemia in adolescents, analysing possible interactions with weight status...
  50. doi request reprint Fibromyalgia's key symptoms in normal-weight, overweight, and obese female patients
    V A Aparicio
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Physical Activity and Sports Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm Sweden Department of Physiology and Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Granada, Granada, Spain Electronic address
    Pain Manag Nurs 14:268-76. 2013
    ..These findings suggest that keeping a healthy (normal) weight is not only associated with decreased risk for developing FM but might also be a relevant and useful way of improving FM symptomatology in women. ..
  51. ncbi request reprint [Increase in cigarette smoking and decrease in the level of physical activity among Spanish adolescentes. AVENA study]
    P Tercedor
    Departamento de Educación Física y Deportiva, Facultad de Ciencias de la Actividad Física y del Depote, Universidad de Granada, Espana
    Nutr Hosp 22:89-94. 2007
    ..Cigarette smoking among adolescents as well as the level of physical activity constitutes a public health care issue. The aim is knowing the relationship between cigarette smoking and practice of physical activity...
  52. doi request reprint Association between the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism and leptin in European adolescents: a possible link with energy balance control. The HELENA study
    I Labayen
    Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:66-71. 2011
    ..These findings could link the FTO gene with serum leptin and consequently with the control of energy balance. Leptin could be a possible intermediary contributing to the association between the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism and adiposity...
  53. ncbi request reprint A Mediterranean diet is not enough for health: Physical fitness is an important additional contributor to health for the adults of tomorrow
    Manuel J Castillo-Garzon
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada and Sotogrande Health Experience, Cadiz, Spain
    World Rev Nutr Diet 97:114-38. 2007
  54. ncbi request reprint Hand span influences optimal grip span in male and female teenagers
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Hand Surg Am 31:1367-72. 2006
    ..If they are related then the second aim was to derive a mathematic equation relating hand span and optimal grip span...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular fitness is negatively associated with homocysteine levels in female adolescents
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Spain
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 161:166-71. 2007
    ..To examine the association between cardiovascular fitness and homocysteine levels in adolescents...
  56. ncbi request reprint Homocysteine levels in children and adolescents are associated with the methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase 677C>T genotype, but not with physical activity, fitness or fatness: the European Youth Heart Study
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Br J Nutr 97:255-62. 2007
    ....
  57. doi request reprint Efficacy of Biodanza for treating women with fibromyalgia
    Ana Carbonell-Baeza
    Department of Physical Activity and Sports, School of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Carretera de Alfacar s n, Granada, Spain
    J Altern Complement Med 16:1191-200. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to determine the effects of a 3-month Biodanza intervention in women with fibromyalgia (FM)...
  58. ncbi request reprint High cardiovascular fitness is associated with low metabolic risk score in children: the European Youth Heart Study
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, 14157, Sweden
    Pediatr Res 61:350-5. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the results suggest a hypothetical CVF level for having a low metabolic risk, which should be further tested in longitudinal and/or intervention studies...
  59. pmc Anti-aging therapy through fitness enhancement
    Manuel J Castillo-Garzon
    EFFECTS 262 Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Sotogrande Health Experience, Spain
    Clin Interv Aging 1:213-20. 2006
    ..Such training programs would allow people to develop their maximum physical potential, improve their physical and mental health, and attenuate the negative consequences of aging...
  60. ncbi request reprint Reference values for serum lipids and lipoproteins in Spanish adolescents: the AVENA study
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Granada, Spain
    Soz Praventivmed 51:99-109. 2006
    ..To provide current reference values for serum lipid and lipoprotein levels in Spanish adolescents according to age and sex...
  61. doi request reprint Artificial neural network-based equation for estimating VO2max from the 20 m shuttle run test in adolescents
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada 18012, Spain
    Artif Intell Med 44:233-45. 2008
    ..To develop an artificial neural network (ANN)-equation to estimate maximal oxygen uptake (VO(2max)) from 20m shuttle run test (20 mSRT) performance (stage), sex, age, weight, and height in young persons...
  62. ncbi request reprint Body fat is associated with blood pressure in school-aged girls with low cardiorespiratory fitness: the European Youth Heart Study
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    J Hypertens 25:2027-34. 2007
    ..To examine the association between anthropometric measurements of total and central adiposity and blood pressure in school-aged children, and to study whether these associations are modified by the levels of cardiorespiratory fitness...
  63. ncbi request reprint [Lipid and metabolic profiles in adolescents are affected more by physical fitness than physical activity (AVENA study)]
    Enrique García-Artero
    Grupo Effects 262, Departamento de Fisiologia, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Granada, Granada, Spain
    Rev Esp Cardiol 60:581-8. 2007
    ..To determine whether the level of physical activity or physical fitness (i.e., aerobic capacity and muscle strength) in Spanish adolescents influences lipid and metabolic profiles...
  64. doi request reprint Body fat measurement in elite sport climbers: comparison of skinfold thickness equations with dual energy X-ray absorptiometry
    Vanesa Espana Romero
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Sports Sci 27:469-77. 2009
    ..The generalizability of the results is limited by the fact that the sample was not selected at random...
  65. doi request reprint Elbow position affects handgrip strength in adolescents: validity and reliability of Jamar, DynEx, and TKK dynamometers
    Vanesa España-Romero
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Strength Cond Res 24:272-7. 2010
    ..The present study provides useful and relevant information indicating which elbow position, and which type of dynamometer, yield maximal handgrip strength in adolescents...
  66. doi request reprint Influence of socioeconomic factors on fitness and fatness in Spanish adolescents: the AVENA study
    David Jiménez-Pavón
    Department of Health and Human Performance, Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences INEF, Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, Spain
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:467-73. 2010
    ..This study was to examine the influence of socioeconomic status on fitness and fatness in Spanish adolescents...
  67. doi request reprint Attenuation of the effect of the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism on total and central body fat by physical activity in adolescents: the HELENA study
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:328-33. 2010
    ..To examine whether physical activity attenuates the effect of the FTO rs9939609 polymorphism on body fat estimates in adolescents...
  68. doi request reprint Hip flexibility is the main determinant of the back-saver sit-and-reach test in adolescents
    Palma Chillon
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Sports Sci 28:641-8. 2010
    ..The back-saver sit-and-reach test can therefore be considered an appropriate and valid test for assessing hip and low-back flexibility in this age group. The back-saver sit-and-reach and sit-and-reach tests provide comparable values...
  69. doi request reprint Field-based fitness assessment in young people: the ALPHA health-related fitness test battery for children and adolescents
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Br J Sports Med 45:518-24. 2011
    ..In conclusion, the ALPHA fitness tests battery is valid, reliable, feasible and safe for the assessment of health-related physical fitness in children and adolescents to be used for health monitoring purposes at population level...
  70. doi request reprint Longer breastfeeding is associated with increased lower body explosive strength during adolescence
    Enrique G Artero
    EFFECTS 262 Research Group, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada SP 18012, Spain
    J Nutr 140:1989-95. 2010
    ..54, 95% CI = 0.30-0.96, P < 0.05; and OR = 0.40, 95% CI = 0.22-0.74, P < 0.01, respectively). These findings suggest a role of breastfeeding in determining lower body explosive strength during adolescence...
  71. doi request reprint Active commuting to school in children and adolescents: an opportunity to increase physical activity and fitness
    Palma Chillon
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, School of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Scand J Public Health 38:873-9. 2010
    ..The purpose was to describe the patterns of commuting to school in young people and to examine its associations with physical activity (PA) and cardiorespiratory fitness...
  72. doi request reprint Recommended levels of physical activity to avoid an excess of body fat in European adolescents: the HELENA Study
    David Martinez-Gomez
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institute, Huddinge, Sweden
    Am J Prev Med 39:203-11. 2010
    ..It is unclear how much physical activity is necessary to prevent obesity during adolescence...
  73. doi request reprint Inflammatory proteins and muscle strength in adolescents: the Avena study
    Jonatan R Ruiz
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:462-8. 2008
    ..To examine the associations between inflammatory proteins and muscle strength and to determine whether this association varies between overweight and nonoverweight adolescents...
  74. doi request reprint Physical activity among Spanish adolescents: relationship with their relatives' physical activity - the AVENA study
    Miguel Martin-Matillas
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    J Sports Sci 29:329-36. 2011
    ..Physical activity levels in girls are strongly related to the physical activity of any significant other, whereas physical activity levels in boys are only related to their male relatives' physical activity...
  75. doi request reprint Handgrip strength test as a complementary tool in the assessment of fibromyalgia severity in women
    Virginia A Aparicio
    Department of Physical Education and Sport, University of Granada, Spain
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 92:83-8. 2011
    ..To determine the ability of handgrip strength test to discriminate between presence and absence of fibromyalgia (FM) and FM severity in women...
  76. doi request reprint Physical profile of elite young motorcyclists
    C Sánchez-Muñoz
    Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences University of Granada, Department of Physical Activity and Sport, Granada, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 32:788-93. 2011
    ..Results demonstrate that MC are small and light, with lower body mass index, skinfolds, girth and breadth dimensions, and %BF than a reference group and other athletes, with high values of hand grip and lumbar isometric strength...
  77. ncbi request reprint Increased susceptibility to plasma lipid peroxidation in untrained subjects after an extreme mountain bike challenge at moderate altitude
    J R Ruiz
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Spain
    Int J Sports Med 27:587-9. 2006
    ..8 %. We concluded that strenuous physical exercise partially performed under hypoxic conditions increases the susceptibility of plasma lipids to peroxidation in untrained subjects...
  78. doi request reprint A Physical Education trial improves adolescents' cognitive performance and academic achievement: the EDUFIT study
    D N Ardoy
    PROFITH PROmoting FITness and Health Through Physical Activity Research Group, Department of Physical Education and Sports, School of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Spain Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain Department of Biosciences and Nutrition, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden Department of Physical Education, IES J Martínez Ruiz Azorín of Yecla, Ministry of Education of Murcia, Murcia, Spain
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 24:e52-61. 2014
    ..Future studies involving larger sample sizes should confirm or contrast these preliminary findings. ..
  79. doi request reprint Effects of the dietary amount and source of protein, resistance training and anabolic-androgenic steroids on body weight and lipid profile of rats
    V A Aparicio
    Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Nutr Hosp 28:127-36. 2013
    ..Dietary protein amount and source, hypertrophy resistance training (RT) and anabolicandrogenic steroids (AAS) may affect body weight and plasma and hepatic lipid profile...
  80. ncbi request reprint Handgrip strength in men with fibromyalgia
    V A Aparicio
    Department of physical activity, School of Sports Sciences, University of Granada, Spain
    Clin Exp Rheumatol 28:S78-81. 2010
    ..To examine the association of muscular strength, as measured by handgrip strength test (HGs), with the presence/absence of fibromyalgia (FM) and FM severity in men...
  81. doi request reprint Self-reported and measured cardiorespiratory fitness similarly predict cardiovascular disease risk in young adults
    F B Ortega
    Unit for Preventive Nutrition, Department of Biosciences and Nutrition at Novum, Karolinska Institutet, Huddinge, Sweden Department of Medical Physiology, School of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 23:749-57. 2013
    ..e., absolute vs relative terms). Self-reported fitness, as assessed by IFIS, can be a good alternative when physical fitness cannot be measured in large surveys...
  82. doi request reprint Small birth weight and later body composition and fat distribution in adolescents: the Avena study
    Idoia Labayen
    Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of the Basque Country, Vitoria, Spain
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1680-6. 2008
    ..To assess the association between birth weight and body composition and fat distribution in adolescents, and to test the possible sex-specific effect in these relationships...
  83. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory proteins are related to total and abdominal adiposity in a healthy adolescent population: the AVENA Study
    Julia Warnberg
    Immunonutrition Group, Department of Metabolism and Nutrition, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, Madrid, Spain
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:505-12. 2006
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  84. ncbi request reprint Effect of the Ala12 allele in the PPARgamma-2 gene on the relationship between birth weight and body composition in adolescents: the AVENA study
    Idoia Labayen
    Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of the Basque Country, 01006 Vitoria, Spain
    Pediatr Res 62:615-9. 2007
    ..01), and this relationship remained significant after controlling for confounding variables (p < 0.05). Small body weight at birth may program lower FFM in adolescents carrying the Ala12 allele in the PPARgamma-2 gene...
  85. doi request reprint Physical fitness effect on bone mass is mediated by the independent association between lean mass and bone mass through adolescence: a cross-sectional study
    German Vicente-Rodriguez
    University School of Health Science and Pediatrics Department, University of Zaragoza, 50009, Zaragoza, Spain
    J Bone Miner Metab 26:288-94. 2008
    ..In conclusion, it is likely the differences between male and female in bone mass could be explained by differences in lean mass and physical fitness...