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Age, sex, and shared family factors, including diet, contribute to variation in plasma concentrations of TMAO and its precursors in the Growing Up in Australia’s Child Health Checkpoint.

Frequent takeaway food, and to a lesser degree sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, is associated with adverse preclinical cardiovascular phenotypes in adults. Lack of such associations in children highlights opportunities for prevention of disease.

This study describes the Goldilocks “just right” daily durations of physical activity (moderate-to-vigorous and light intensities), sedentary time and sleep that are associated with the best skeletal health in children.

MVPA is 2 to 6 times as potent as sleep or sedentary time for children’s health: a 0.1SD decrease in adiposity is associated with 52 minutes more sleep or 56 minutes less sitting, which is equivalent to just 17 minutes more MVPA.