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The anaerobic capacity in obese children

Author(s): Jadwiga Szymura, Joanna Gradek, Marcin Maciejczyk, Magdalena Więcek, Jerzy Cempla

Journal: Polish Gastroenterology
ISSN 1232-9886

Volume: 18;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 147;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: maximal anaerobic power | anaerobic capacity | obesity | children

Introduction: Many papers indicate a low aerobic capacity in obese boys and girls, but there is lack of information about the level of anaerobic capacity in obese children. Aim of the study: Study objective was to estimate the influence of gender and level of obesity on the level of anaerobic capacity in 9-10 year-old children. Material and methods: 22 overfat boys (31.02±5.68%F) and 20 overfat girls (32.23±5.60%F) participated in the study as well as 20 non-obese boys and 21 non-obese girls (13.24±3.27%F and 14,52±4,88%F respectively). To measure levels of MAP (maximal anaerobic power), the children performed a few brief efforts on a cycloergometer set at increasing braking force - as per Vandevalle's et al. conception. Results: In the obese group the total MAP values were about 15% (p

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