Physical activity and changes in weight and waist circumference in midlife women: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation.

  title={Physical activity and changes in weight and waist circumference in midlife women: findings from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation.},
  author={Barbara Sternfeld and Hua Wang and Charles P. Quesenberry and Barbara Abrams and Susan A. Everson-Rose and Gail A Greendale and Karen A. Matthews and Javier I. Torr{\'e}ns and Maryfran R. Sowers},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  volume={160 9},
Controversy exists regarding the extent to which age, menopausal status, and/or lifestyle behaviors account for the increased weight, fat mass, and central adiposity experienced by midlife women. To address this question, the authors longitudinally examined the relations of aging, menopausal status, and physical activity to weight and waist circumference in 3,064 racially/ethnically diverse women aged 42-52 years at baseline who were participating in the Study of Women's Health Across the… 

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