Aerobic capacity, Attention and Well-Being in Obese and Normal Adolescents


Author(s): Hassan Benchelha, Miloud Chakit, Ahmed O. T, Ahami, Leila Bikjdaouene

Background: The main objective of the present study was to verify the association between obesity, VO2peak, and attention in obese and normal school adolescents from urban and rural districts in the Kenitra city (Morocco). Material and Methods: 170 school adolescents from rural and urban areas of the city of Kenitra, aged between 12 and 18 years were evaluated by using the body mass index (BMI), and the International Obesity Task Force, IOTF thresholds, specific to sex and age, participants were divided into two groups, group 1 of 70 overweight or obese adolescents, and group 2 of 70 adolescents with normal build. Results: The mean age of the G1 was 16.18 ± 1.90 and that of the G2 was 16.24 ± 1.82 years, the reults show a high significant difference in BMI, VO2peak, and the duration of exercise between these 2 groups (p < 0.001). overweight or obese girls go through a major depressive episode, compared to 13.6% of boys of the same status. Conclusion: Aerobic capacity is one of the determinants of health in adolescents, this parameter is strongly influenced by weight status since according to our results the overweight or obese group showed a low VO2peak.

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  • Prof. Elhadi Miskeen

    Obstetrics and Gynaecology Faculty of Medicine, University of Bisha, Saudi Arabia

  • Ahmed Hussien Alshewered

    University of Basrah College of Medicine, Iraq

  • Sudhakar Tummala

    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering SRM University – AP, Andhra Pradesh




  • Alphonse Laya

    Supervisor of Biochemistry Lab and PhD. students of Faculty of Science, Department of Chemistry and Department of Chemis


  • Fava Maria Giovanna


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