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Physical activity outcomes following preterm birth

Lowe, John ORCID:, Cousins, Michael, Kotecha, Sarah J. and Kotecha, Sailesh ORCID: 2017. Physical activity outcomes following preterm birth. Paediatric Respiratory Reviews 22 , pp. 76-82. 10.1016/j.prrv.2016.08.012

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Physical activity (PA) is an important mediator of health and disease. Many correlates may play an important role in explaining differences in PA between populations; however, the role of birth outcomes such as prematurity on levels of PA is relatively poorly represented in the literature. Children born preterm may be at risk for reduced levels of PA as they have increased respiratory symptoms as well as decrements in lung function and exercise capacity. Emerging evidence suggests that the effects are prevalent across the whole range of gestational age. This review summarises the current literature in regards to levels of PA in preterm-born children and also explores PA in cohorts of young adults in order to contextualise the possible impact on long term risks to respiratory health.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1526-0542
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2022 11:28

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