Journal article

Predictors of increased body weight and waist circumference for middle-aged adults

RJ Macinnis, AM Hodge, H Dixon, A Peeters, L Johnson, DR English, GG Giles

Public Health Nutrition | Cambridge University Press (CUP): PDF allowed | Published : 2014


OBJECTIVE: To identify predictors of increased adiposity for different measures of adiposity. DESIGN: Prospective cohort study, the Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study (MCCS), with data at baseline (1990-1994) and wave 2 (2003-2007). SETTING: Participants recruited from the community. SUBJECTS: Australian-born participants (n 5879) aged 40 to 69 years who were not current smokers and who were free from common chronic diseases at recruitment. At baseline and at wave 2, weight and waist circumference were measured; while demographic and lifestyle variables were obtained at baseline via structured interviews. RESULTS: Participants who reported any recreational physical activity at baseline had..

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