Research Centre RICH has received 7.2 mill. dkk from TrygFonden for research in
Children's and Adolscents' Health
Lars Bo Andersen, professor and head of research and Karsten Froberg, associate professor and head of center at the Research Centre RICH (Research in Childhood Health) at University of Southern Denmark, have received 7.2 mill. dkk from TrygFonden for the continuation of a series of research projects within the field of Children's and Adolescents' Health.
RICH can be credited for several groundbreacking studies creating new and significant information about children's and adolescents' behavior in health. The latest research shows i.a. that children need up to as much as 1½ hours physical activity a day in order to minimize the risk of developing lifestyle-related diseases such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. It is the Danish research that i.a. has contributed to WHO recently altering the official activity recommendations from 60 minutes a day to 60 minutes besides the normal daily activity, which normally is 30 minutes.
Children's cardiovascular fitness is also the issue for research taking place at RICH. Preliminary results gives cardiovascular fitness a new and more central roll than earlier, when it comes to evaluating children's general state of health. Results show i.a. that cardiovascular fitness is a stronger indicator than BMI and waist circumference on the risc of developing cardiovascular diseases later in life.
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