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Exercise Effect on Body Weight in Postmenopausal Women: The Physical Activity for Total Health Study

  • Melinda L. Irwin
  • Anne McTiernan
Part of the Medical Science Symposia Series book series (MSSS, volume 17)

Abstract

The prevalence of overweight and obesity is alarmingly high and is increasing in the United States and many other nations [1,2]. Currently, 55% of the adult American population is considered overweight or obese 1] and the prevalence is even higher in older persons. Obesity comorbidities include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, hypertension, stroke, and certain cancers [3]. One fundamental cause of obesity is a sedentary lifestyle or low physical activity levels 4].

Keywords

Physical Activity Food Frequency Questionnaire Cardiorespiratory Fitness Exercise Prescription Great Weight Loss 
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  • Melinda L. Irwin
  • Anne McTiernan

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