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Activity, Adiposity and Weight Change in Jamaican Adults

This study, in a small sample of Jamaican adults, found activity energy expenditure to be highly correlated with degree of adiposity yet not with weight change over six years of follow-up.


Objective: Populations in developing countries are particularly vulnerable to the development of obesity in the period of rapid transition to a more modernized lifestyle. We sought to determine the relationship between activity energy expenditure (AEE), adiposity and weight change in an adult population
undergoing rapid socio-economic transition.

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e-Published: 03 Jul, 2013
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