Meeting physical activity guidelines is associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease in black South African women; a 5.5-year follow-up study

@inproceedings{Dickie2014MeetingPA,
  title={Meeting physical activity guidelines is associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease in black South African women; a 5.5-year follow-up study},
  author={Kasha Elizabeth Dickie and Lisa K Micklesfield and Sarah Chantler and Estelle Victoria Lambert and Julia H Goedecke},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Low levels of physical activity (PA) have been associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes (T2D), but few studies have examined whether meeting international PA guidelines is associated with reduced risk in a black South African (SA) population. The aims of this study were to compare body composition and cardio-metabolic risk factors for CVD and T2D between active and inactive groups (part 1, cross-sectional analysis) and, to determine whether… CONTINUE READING
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