A mejor condición física mejores resultados de una ley contra la obesidad

Translated title of the contribution: Better fitness, better results of a law against obesity

Patricio Solis-Urra, Nathalia Fernández-Cueto, Rodrigo Nanjarí, Tamara Huber-Pérez, María Paz Cid-Arnes, Natalia Zurita-Corvalán, Fernando Rodríguez-Rodríguez, Carlos Cristi-Montero

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Background: Fitness is an important predictor of health in children and adolescents; however, to date has not been demonstrated the protective effect against critical periods related to obesity. Objective: To evaluate the influence of fitness on body composition parameters during national holidays, comparing the 1-year effects with and without the implementation of the «Law Super 8», considering the fitness as a preventive and possible potential law enhancer. Method: Sample was composed by 48 schoolchildren between 10 and 13 years of age. Fitness (cardiorespiratory and muscular) and body composition (weight, body mass index [BMI], triponderal mass index [TMI], fat mass index [FMI], % fat and % muscle) were evaluated during two week of September 2015 (without law) and 2016 (with law). A general linear model and t-student test were used, setting the significant value at p<0.05. Results: body composition (body weight, FMI, BMI Z-score and % fat) of those children presenting low fitness level worsened during national holidays after implementation of law (p<0.05), while those with high fitness level showed favorable changes in % muscular, FMI, and TMI (p<0.05). Conclusion: Changes produced due to «Super 8» law seem to affect positively just children who have high fitness level, preventing increase of variables of body composition related to obesity.

Translated title of the contributionBetter fitness, better results of a law against obesity
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
Issue number36
StatePublished - 2019


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