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Associations of active commuting with body fat and visceral adipose tissue: A cross-sectional population based study in the UK

Overview of attention for article published in Preventive Medicine, January 2018
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Title
Associations of active commuting with body fat and visceral adipose tissue: A cross-sectional population based study in the UK
Published in
Preventive Medicine, January 2018
DOI 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.10.017
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Oliver T. Mytton, David Ogilvie, Simon Griffin, Søren Brage, Nick Wareham, Jenna Panter

Abstract

The promotion of active travel (walking and cycling) is one promising approach to prevent the development of obesity and related cardio-metabolic disease. However the associations between active travel and adiposity remain uncertain. We used the Fenland study (a population based-cohort study; Cambridgeshire, UK, 2005-15) to describe the association of commuting means with DEXA measured body fat and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) among commuters (aged 29-65years; n=7680). We stratified our sample into those living near (within five miles) and far (five miles or further) from work, and categorised commuting means differently for each group reflecting their different travel options. Associations were adjusted for age, education, Mediterranean diet score, smoking, alcohol consumption, test site and either self-reported physical activity or objective physical activity. Among those living near to work, people who reported regularly cycling to work had lower body fat than those who only used the car (adjusting for self-reported physical activity: women, -1.74%, 95% CI: -2.27% to -0.76%; men, -1.30%, -2.26% to -0.33%). Among those who lived far from work, people who reported regular car-use with active travel had lower body fat (women; -1.18%, 95% CI: -2.23% to -0.13%; men, -1.19%, -1.93% to -0.44%). Findings were similar for VAT and when adjusting for objectively measured physical activity instead of self-reported physical activity. In conclusion, active commuting may reduce adiposity and help prevent related cardio-metabolic disease. If people live too far from work to walk or cycle the whole journey, incorporating some active travel within the commute is also beneficial.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 8 20%
Student > Master 8 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 17%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 10%
Student > Bachelor 3 7%
Other 11 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 16 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 9 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 10%
Social Sciences 3 7%
Engineering 2 5%
Other 7 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 11. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 January 2018.
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#1,377,197
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Outputs from Preventive Medicine
#700
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#51,728
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Outputs of similar age from Preventive Medicine
#26
of 85 outputs
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