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Thanks so much to Dr. Andrew Agbaje for sharing this podcast and video interview featured originally on the University of Eastern Finland podcast!

“Recent results from the pioneering ALSPAC study show that too much sedentary time and too little exercise can have alarming effects on heart and metabolic health already at a young age. The good news is that they can be reversed by increasing light everyday exercise. Dr Andrew Agbaje explains the findings and why physical activity guidelines need an update.”

To listen to this podcast, click here!

To watch the video interview, click here!

 

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Dr Agbaje’s research group (urFIT-child) is supported by research grants from Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, the Finnish Cultural Foundation Central Fund, the Finnish Cultural Foundation North Savo Regional Fund, the Orion Research Foundation, the Aarne Koskelo Foundation, the Antti and Tyyne Soininen Foundation, the Paulo Foundation, the Yrjö Jahnsson Foundation, the Paavo Nurmi Foundation, the Finnish Foundation for Cardiovascular Research, Ida Montin Foundation, the Foundation for Pediatric Research, and Alfred Kordelin Foundation.

For further information, please contact:
Andrew Agbaje, MD, MPH, FESC, Cert. Clinical Research (Harvard), Principal Investigator (urFIT-child). Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, School of Medicine, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland. andrew.agbaje@uef.fi, +358 46 896 5633
Honorary Research Fellow – Children’s Health and Exercise Research Centre, Public Health and Sports Sciences Department, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. a.agbaje@exeter.ac.uk
https://uefconnect.uef.fi/en/person/andrew.agbaje/

Link to the article:
Agbaje AO. Associations of Sedentary Time and Physical Activity From Childhood With Lipids: A 13-Year Mediation and Temporal Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2023 Dec 14:dgad688. https://doi.org/10.1210/clinem/dgad688

About Children of the 90s

Based at the University of Bristol, Children of the 90s, also known as the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC), is a long-term health research project that enrolled more than 14,000 pregnant women in 1991 and 1992. It has been following the health and development of the parents, their children and now their grandchildren in detail ever since. It receives core funding from the Medical Research Council, the Wellcome Trust and the University of Bristol.

About the University of Eastern Finland

The University of Eastern Finland, UEF, is the most multidisciplinary university in Finland. The university’s high standard of interdisciplinary research and education respond to global challenges, building a sustainable future. Research conducted at UEF is ranked among the best in the world in several fields. The university is home to 16,000 students and 3,200 staff.

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