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  1. Fulltext. Activity level and risk of overweight in male health professionals.

    Article - En anglais



    This study undertook to examine relationships between nonsedentary activity level, time spent watching television (TV)/videocassette recorder (VCR), and risk of overweight among men.


    Men participating in the Health Professionals Follow-Up Study were mailed surveys.

    Cross-sectional analyses examined the prevalence and odds of being overweight ; prospective analyses determined cumulative incidence rates and relative risks of becoming overweight over 2 years of follow-up.


    Cross-sectionally, odds of being overweight were 50% (95% confidence interval [CI]=45%, 55%) lower for men in the highest quintile of nonsedentary activity level when compared with men in the lowest quintile.

    Among men watching 41 or more hours of TV/VCR per week, the odds of being overweight were 4.06 (95% CI=2.67,6.17) times greater than those for men watching no more than 1 hour per week.

    Prospectively, higher levels of nonsedentary activity and lower levels of TV/VCR viewing were independently associated with lower relative risks for becoming overweight between survey years.


    Both a lack of nonsedentary activity and time spent watching TV/VCR contribute to the development of overweight in men.

    Sedentary and nonsedentary activities represent separate domains, each with independent risks for overweight.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Obésité, Epidémiologie, Personnel sanitaire, Exercice physique, Loisir, Sédentaire, Etude longitudinale, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Mâle, Etat nutritionnel, Trouble nutrition

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obesity, Epidemiology, Health staff, Physical exercise, Leisure, Sedentary, Follow up study, United States, North America, America, Human, Male, Nutritional status, Nutrition disorder

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 96-0275085

    Code Inist : 002B22B. Création : 199608.