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  # 2096252 25-Sep-2018 17:20
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I wonder if people aged, say, 60 today are significantly less fit than people aged 60 in 1986/1987?  Of course, the really unfit might have been more likely to have sucked the kumara in the 1980s.  Tricky.

 

I guess I'm asking whether the finding indicates an intercept change or not.  Doubt if they have those data.





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  # 2096324 25-Sep-2018 17:45
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mdav056:

 

I wonder if people aged, say, 60 today are significantly less fit than people aged 60 in 1986/1987?  Of course, the really unfit might have been more likely to have sucked the kumara in the 1980s.  Tricky.

 

I guess I'm asking whether the finding indicates an intercept change or not.  Doubt if they have those data.

 

 

 

 

Very interesting question


 
 
 
 


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  # 2096359 25-Sep-2018 18:35
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mdav056:

I wonder if people aged, say, 60 today are significantly less fit than people aged 60 in 1986/1987?  Of course, the really unfit might have been more likely to have sucked the kumara in the 1980s.  Tricky.


I guess I'm asking whether the finding indicates an intercept change or not.  Doubt if they have those data.



No they won't have that data.

They are following a cohort of babies born in Dunedin in 1972 and have collected episodic data over their lives. Several years ago the decided to ask questions of the children born from this cohort to look at some intergenerational questions.



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  # 2096418 25-Sep-2018 21:30
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afe66:
mdav056:

 

I wonder if people aged, say, 60 today are significantly less fit than people aged 60 in 1986/1987?  Of course, the really unfit might have been more likely to have sucked the kumara in the 1980s.  Tricky.

 

 

 

I guess I'm asking whether the finding indicates an intercept change or not.  Doubt if they have those data.

 



No they won't have that data.

They are following a cohort of babies born in Dunedin in 1972 and have collected episodic data over their lives. Several years ago the decided to ask questions of the children born from this cohort to look at some intergenerational questions.

 

Agree - there's a few years to wait - assuming they even have a baseline for "fitness" of 60 YOs in the general population in 1972.

 

The longitudinal study doesn't really look at that - more what the impact may be of fitness / lifestyle (and a lot more) at an earlier age and consequences later.

 

My opinion - based on nothing more than anecdotes - is pretty grim.

 

 


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  # 2097562 27-Sep-2018 15:03

In winter at least, I can fully understand parents dropping off their kids at the school instead of the kids walking to school. As some schools insist on having poorly designed uniforms, such as shorts in the middle of winter.

If a parent doesn't provide proper clothing for their kids, it is called child neglect. Yet schools are allowed to do so.





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  # 2097631 27-Sep-2018 16:48
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Kids are a product of the society they are raised in. It's no surprise considering that the demands of last generation's society on people are different to the present.

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