Project

Physical fitness as determinant of cardio-metabolic health in normal children and children with congenital heart disease

Duration
01 September 2016 → 31 January 2018
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Orthopaedics
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other basic sciences
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Orthopaedics
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other clinical sciences
    • Other health sciences
    • Human movement and sports sciences
    • Nursing
    • Nutrition and dietetics
    • Rehabilitation sciences
    • Other paramedical sciences
    • Cardiac and vascular medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Orthopaedics
    • Palliative care and end-of-life care
    • Pediatrics and neonatology
    • Regenerative medicine
    • Other translational sciences
    • Other medical and health sciences
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Agricultural animal production
    • Food sciences and (bio)technology
Keywords
cardio-metabolic risk factors obesity physical fitness
 
Project description

Evidence suggests that physical inactivity, obesity and acquired cardiovascular disease may be at least as prevalent in patients with congenital heart disease as in the general population. We aim to explore and determine physical fitness level and its influence on cardio-metabolic risk factors in normal children participated in IDEFICS study and compare the results with children operated for congenital heart disease.