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Physical activity and gain in abdominal adiposity and body weight: prospective cohort study in 288,498 men and women.

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BACKGROUND: The protective effect of physical activity (PA) on abdominal adiposity is unclear. OBJECTIVE: We examined whether PA independently predicted gains in body weight and abdominal adiposity. DESIGN: In a prospective cohort study [the EPIC (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition)], we followed 84,511 men and 203,987 women for 5.1 y. PA was assessed by a validated questionnaire, and individuals were categorized into 4 groups (inactive, moderately inactive, moderate...

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10.3945/ajcn.110.006593

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Journal:
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Volume:
93
Issue:
4
Pages:
826-835
Publication date:
2011-04-05
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EISSN:
1938-3207
ISSN:
0002-9165
URN:
uuid:34434d86-6880-402e-b650-2aa8139045ae
Source identifiers:
127378
Local pid:
pubs:127378

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