Finland: Childhood Physical Activity Levels Tied to Risk for Liver Disease in Young Adults

Increasing physical activity during childhood may independently lower the risk for liver disease in young adulthood, according to a study published online May 29 in npj Gut and Liver.

Andrew O. Agbaje, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., from the University of Eastern Finland in Kuopio, used data from 2,684 children (aged 11 years) participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children who had accelerometer data from at least one follow-up timepoint.

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