Physical activity and obesity mediate the association between childhood motor function and adolescents’ academic achievement

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Kantomaa, Marko T.; Stamatakis, Emmanuel; Kankaanpää, Anna; Kaakinen, Marika; Rodriguez, Alina; Taanila, Anja; Ahonen, Timo; Järvelin, Marjo-Riitta; Tammelin, Tuija;
  • Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
  • Journal: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,volume 110,issue 5,pages1,917-1,922 (issn: 1091-6490, eissn: 1091-6490)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3562837, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1214574110
  • Subject: Biological Sciences

The global epidemic of obesity and physical inactivity may have detrimental implications for young people’s cognitive function and academic achievement. This prospective study investigated whether childhood motor function predicts later academic achievement via physical... View more
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