Physical activity, body weight, and adiposity: an epidemiologic perspective.

@article{DiPietro1995PhysicalAB,
  title={Physical activity, body weight, and adiposity: an epidemiologic perspective.},
  author={Loretta DiPietro},
  journal={Exercise and sport sciences reviews},
  year={1995},
  volume={23},
  pages={
          275-303
        }
}
Overweight is a common problem in the United States, especially among minority women and persons of lower socioeconomic status and lower educational attainment. Moreover, the prevalence of reported inactivity may be highest in these same population subgroups. Both overweight and sedentary behavior are important risk factors for chronic disease morbidity and mortality; however, there is encouraging evidence that moderate to higher levels of physical activity may provide protection from certain… CONTINUE READING

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