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Wael Maktouf, Sylvain Durand, Bruno Beaune and Sébastien Boyas

due to the continuous pressure of supporting a large mass. 3 , 7 – 9 Second, a greater mechanical demand related to the large body mass per se and a nonnegligible proportion of body mass further away from the axis of rotation (ie, ankle joint assuming an inverted pendulum model) might cause a greater

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Elizabeth Lorenzo, Jacob Szeszulski, Michael Todd, Scherezade K. Mama and Rebecca E. Lee

/Latina women from 2 large cities in Texas, and examines these associations by race/ethnicity. We hypothesized that women who used AT would have lower body mass index (BMI), systolic (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP), resting heart rate (RHR), and body fat percentage (BF) than women who did not use AT

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Kayla M. Baker, Sean Healy, David J. Rice and Jeanette M. Garcia

addition, sedentary behavior, specifically television viewing (TV), has been found to negatively impact adolescents’ physical well-being. 7 For instance, researchers found that an increase in TV was related to an increase in body fat and body mass index (BMI), 7 increased rates of depression, 8 and

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Chiaki Tanaka, Xanne Janssen, Mark Pearce, Kathryn Parkinson, Laura Basterfield, Ashley Adamson and John J. Reilly

measured to 0.1 cm with a Leicester Portable height measure and weight measured to 0.1 kg in light indoor clothing. Body mass index (BMI = weight [kg]/height [m 2 ]) was calculated for each child and z scores were expressed relative to the UK 1990 population reference data. 29 Definitions of obesity as

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Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Richard F. MacLehose, Allison W. Watts, Marla E. Eisenberg, Melissa N. Laska and Nicole Larson

limitations in scientific rigor. 32 – 37 Although findings from a recent review of randomized, controlled trials suggest that yoga-based interventions for overweight participants can lead to reductions in body mass index (BMI), few studies have focused on young adults. 38 Given the increasing popularity of

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Lukas K. Gaffney, Oscar D. Lozano, Adriana Almanza, Nubia Ruiz, Alejandro Mantero and Mark Stoutenberg

question from the personal information, current health status, and lifestyle habits sections. Analyses of the changes from baseline levels were made for the anthropomorphic measurements of body mass index (BMI) and WC. BMI was calculated using the measured heights and weights, and participants were

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Ian M. Greenlund, Piersan E. Suriano, Steven J. Elmer, Jason R. Carter and John J. Durocher

diagnosed cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, (3) had a body mass index (BMI) < 40 kg/m 2 , (4) were not hypertensive (systolic arterial pressure [SAP] < 140 mm Hg, diastolic arterial pressure [DAP] < 90 mm Hg), and (5) had aortic pulse pressure below 50 mm Hg. A self-report questionnaire was

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Carina Bauer, Christine Graf, Anna M. Platschek, Heiko K. Strüder and Nina Ferrari

The prevalence of overweight and obesity is increasing worldwide. 1 , 2 In particular, the number of obese women of childbearing age has grown progressively. 1 , 3 In Germany, 30.0% of 18- to 29-year-old females show a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25 kg/m 2 ; 20.4% of these women have been classified

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Evelin Lätt, Jarek Mäestu and Jaak Jürimäe

body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. 8 Altenburg et al 8 further indicated that sedentary bouts lasting more than 5 or 10 minutes have a negative influence on continuous cardiometabolic risk score in 10- to 13-year-old children. In contrast, several studies have reported the absence of

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Gislaine S. Kogure, Cristiana L. Miranda-Furtado, Daiana C.C. Pedroso, Victor B. Ribeiro, Matheus C. Eiras, Rafael C. Silva, Lisandra C. Caetano, Rui A. Ferriani, Rodrigo T. Calado and Rosana M. dos Reis

associated with obesity and IR. 9 A shorter telomere length has been associated with higher general and abdominal adiposity 10 and lower lean body mass, 11 particularly in women. 12 There is evidence that physical exercise can influence telomere and telomerase activity and could influence the regulation