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Research Article

Active Video Games and Health Indicators in Children and Youth: A Systematic Review

  • Allana G. LeBlanc equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Allana G. LeBlanc, Jean-Philippe Chaput

    Affiliation: Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Jean-Philippe Chaput equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Allana G. LeBlanc, Jean-Philippe Chaput

    jpchaput@cheo.on.ca

    Affiliations: Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Allison McFarlane,

    Affiliation: Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Rachel C. Colley,

    Affiliations: Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • David Thivel,

    Affiliation: Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Stuart J. H. Biddle,

    Affiliation: School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough & The NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit, United Kingdom

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  • Ralph Maddison,

    Affiliation: National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

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  • Scott T. Leatherdale,

    Affiliation: School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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  • Mark S. Tremblay

    Affiliations: Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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  • Published: June 14, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065351

About the Authors

Allana G. LeBlanc, Jean-Philippe Chaput, Allison McFarlane, Rachel C. Colley, David Thivel, Mark S. Tremblay
Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Jean-Philippe Chaput, Rachel C. Colley, Mark S. Tremblay
Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Stuart J. H. Biddle
School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, Loughborough & The NIHR Leicester-Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit, United Kingdom
Ralph Maddison
National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Scott T. Leatherdale
School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: jpchaput@cheo.on.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

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