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Changes in daily steps and body mass index and waist to height ratio during four year follow-up in adults: Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study

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Salin, K, Hirvensalo, M, Magnussen, CG ORCID: 0000-0002-6238-5730, Telama, R, Hutri-Kahonen, N, Viikari, J, Raitakari, O and Tammelin, T 2017 , 'Changes in daily steps and body mass index and waist to height ratio during four year follow-up in adults: Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study' , International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 14, no. 9 , pp. 1-10 , doi: 10.3390/ijerph14091015.

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Abstract

Aims: Over the study years, there was a significant increase in body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WtHR) in middle aged Finnish adults.Methods: Data were obtained from 1033 Finnish adults from the Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study in 2007 and 2011. Cohort study participants wore an Omron Walking Style One (HJ-152R-E) pedometer for five days and were grouped into those who increased, maintained and decreased their steps between 2007 and 2011. Paired samples t-test was used to compare body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-height ratio (WtHR) change values between the change groups in study years. Results: Among study population BMI and WtHR increase between study years was statistically significant (p Conclusions: This data suggests that increasing steps in middle age is associated with maintaining BMI at the same level.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Salin, K and Hirvensalo, M and Magnussen, CG and Telama, R and Hutri-Kahonen, N and Viikari, J and Raitakari, O and Tammelin, T
Keywords: physical activity, pedometer, adults, follow-up, body mass index, waist-to-height ratio
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Publisher: M D P I AG
ISSN: 1661-7827
DOI / ID Number: 10.3390/ijerph14091015
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