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Low Physical Activity and Obesity: Causes of Chronic Disease or Simply Predictors?

Telford, Richard


BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Many studies have shown associations between risk of morbidity and mortality with both obesity and low physical activity (PA), but association does not imply causality. Moreover, there is an inverse relationship between PA and obesity; therefore, controlling for one of these factors when investigating the risk associated with the other is essential. The purpose of this review is to determine whether low PA and obesity actually cause metabolic dysfunction and chronic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Epidemiology
DOI: 10.1249/mss.0b013e31806215b7


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