A Comparison of Different Methods for Evaluating Diet, Physical Activity, and Long-Term Weight Gain in 3 Prospective Cohort Studies.

@article{Smith2015ACO,
  title={A Comparison of Different Methods for Evaluating Diet, Physical Activity, and Long-Term Weight Gain in 3 Prospective Cohort Studies.},
  author={Jessica D. Smith and Tao Hou and Frank B Hu and Eric B. Rimm and Donna Spiegelman and Walter C Willett and Dariush Mozaffarian},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2015},
  volume={145 11},
  pages={
          2527-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND The insidious pace of long-term weight gain (∼ 1 lb/y or 0.45 kg/y) makes it difficult to study in trials; long-term prospective cohorts provide crucial evidence on its key contributors. Most previous studies have evaluated how prevalent lifestyle habits relate to future weight gain rather than to lifestyle changes, which may be more temporally and physiologically relevant. OBJECTIVE Our objective was to evaluate and compare different methodological approaches for investigating… CONTINUE READING
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