Associations between long-term physical activity, waist circumference and weight gain: a 30-year longitudinal twin study

@article{Waller2008AssociationsBL,
  title={Associations between long-term physical activity, waist circumference and weight gain: a 30-year longitudinal twin study},
  author={Katja Waller and Jaakko M Kaprio and U M Kujala},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2008},
  volume={32},
  pages={353-361}
}
Background and objective:Physical activity level and obesity are both partly determined by genes and childhood environment. To determine the associations between long-term leisure-time physical activity, weight gain and waist circumference and whether these are independent of genes and childhood effects.Design and subjects:The study design is a 30-year follow-up twin study in Finland. For this study, 146 twin pairs were comprehensively identified from the large Finnish Twin Cohort. These twin… CONTINUE READING

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