Influence of obesity on accurate and rapid arm movement performed from a standing posture

@article{Berrigan2006InfluenceOO,
  title={Influence of obesity on accurate and rapid arm movement performed from a standing posture},
  author={F{\'e}lix Berrigan and Martin Simoneau and Angelo Tremblay and Olivier A Hue and Normand Teasdale},
  journal={International Journal of Obesity},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={1750-1757}
}
Introduction:Obesity yields a decreased postural stability. The potentially negative impact of obesity on the control of upper limb movements, however, has not been documented. This study sought to examine if obesity imposes an additional balance control constraint limiting the speed and accuracy with which an upper limb goal-directed movement performed from an upright standing position can be executed.Method:Eight healthy lean subjects (body mass index (BMI) between 20.9 and 25.0 kg/m2) and… CONTINUE READING

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