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Physical activity, sedentary time and gain in overall and central body fat: 7-year follow-up of the ProActive trial cohort

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Obesity, April 2014
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Title
Physical activity, sedentary time and gain in overall and central body fat: 7-year follow-up of the ProActive trial cohort
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International Journal of Obesity, April 2014
DOI 10.1038/ijo.2014.66
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R Golubic, K Wijndaele, S J Sharp, R K Simmons, S J Griffin, N J Wareham, U Ekelund, S Brage

Abstract

Objective:The objective of this study is to examine the independent associations of time spent in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sedentary (SED-time), with total and abdominal body fat (BF), and the bidirectionality of these associations in adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes.Design and subjects:We measured MVPA (min per day) and SED-time (h per day) by accelerometry, and indices of total (body weight, fat mass (FM), BF% and FM index) and abdominal BF (waist circumference (WC)) using standard procedures in 231 adults (41.3±6.4 years) with parental history of type 2 diabetes (ProActive UK) at baseline, 1-year and 7-year follow-up. Mixed effects models were used to quantify the independent associations (expressed as standardised β-coefficients (95% confidence interval (CI))) of MVPA and SED-time with fat indices, using data from all three time points. All models were adjusted for age, sex, intervention arm, monitor wear time, follow-up time, smoking status, socioeconomic status and MVPA/SED-time.Results:MVPA was inversely and independently associated with all indices of total BF (for example, 1 s.d. higher MVPA was associated with a reduction in FM, β=-0.09 (95% CI: -0.14, -0.04) s.d.) and abdominal BF (for example, WC: β=-0.07 (-0.12, -0.02)). Similarly, higher fat indices were independently associated with a reduction in MVPA (for example, WC: β=-0.25 (-0.36, -0.15); FM: β=-0.27 (-0.36, -0.18)). SED-time was positively and independently associated with most fat indices (for example, WC: β=0.03 (-0.04, 0.09); FM: β=0.10 (0.03, 0.17)). Higher values of all fat indices independently predicted longer SED-time (for example, WC: β=0.10 (0.02, 0.18), FM: β=0.15 (0.07, 0.22)).Conclusions:The associations of MVPA and SED-time with total and abdominal BF are bidirectional and independent among individuals at high risk for type 2 diabetes. The association between BF and MVPA is stronger than the reciprocal association, highlighting the importance of considering BF as a determinant of decreasing activity and a potential consequence. Promoting more MVPA and less SED-time may reduce total and abdominal BF.International Journal of Obesity advance online publication, 20 May 2014; doi:10.1038/ijo.2014.66.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 1%
Tunisia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Unknown 130 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 30 22%
Unspecified 25 18%
Student > Master 24 18%
Professor 12 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 8%
Other 34 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 33 24%
Unspecified 33 24%
Sports and Recreations 22 16%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 12%
Social Sciences 9 7%
Other 23 17%

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#1,191,619
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#19,847
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#21
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