Prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity among farmers from Crete (Greece), four decades after the Seven Countries Study.

@article{Vardavas2009PrevalenceOO,
  title={Prevalence of obesity and physical inactivity among farmers from Crete (Greece), four decades after the Seven Countries Study.},
  author={Constantine Ilias Vardavas and Manolis K. Linardakis and Christos M. Hatzis and Wim H. M. Saris and Anthony George Kafatos},
  journal={Nutrition, metabolism, and cardiovascular diseases : NMCD},
  year={2009},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={156-62}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM As first shown 40 years ago farmers from Crete had one of the healthiest lifestyles compared to other participants of the Seven Countries Study. Taking the above into account we investigated the prevalence of obesity and its indexes among farmers in Crete in 2005. METHODS AND RESULTS 502 farmers (18-79 years old) from the Valley of Messara in Crete were randomly selected and examined. Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist-to-hip ratio (W/Hip Ratio), waist… CONTINUE READING
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