Association of physical activity intensity levels with overweight and obesity in a population-based sample of adults.

@article{Bernstein2004AssociationOP,
  title={Association of physical activity intensity levels with overweight and obesity in a population-based sample of adults.},
  author={Martine S Bernstein and Michael C. Costanza and Alfredo Morabia},
  journal={Preventive medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={94-104}
}
BACKGROUND Clarify the association between physical activity intensity and overweight/obesity. METHODS Population-based 1997-2001 survey in Geneva, Switzerland (n=5,757, ages 35 to 74). Intensity of physical activity energy expenditure (EE) defined as percentage of total EE in moderate activities [3-3.9 x basal metabolism rate (BMR), e.g., normal walking, household chores] and high-intensity activities (> or =4 x BMR, e.g., brisk walking, sports). Overweight or obesity based on measured body… CONTINUE READING

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