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Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1998 May;22(5):424-31.

Changes in diet and physical activity affect the body mass index of Chinese adults.

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Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27516-3997, USA.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To examine the relationship between diet, particularly dietary fat intake, and body mass index (BMI).

DESIGN:

Prospective study of adults who participated in the 1989 and 1991 China Health and Nutrition Survey.

SUBJECTS:

3484 adults aged 20-45 at baseline (1989) survey.

MEASUREMENTS:

Measurement of dietary intake with replicated 24 h dietary recalls. Anthropometric measurements. Measurements of physical activity, smoking habit and socio-economic factors.

RESULTS:

Change in fat intake was positively associated with change in BMI in men (beta=0.00036, P=0.0001), and change in physical activity level was inversely associated with change in BMI in women (beta=-0.12, P=0.02). Energy intake, physical activity and major socio-economic factors were related to BMI in cross-sectional analysis.

CONCLUSIONS:

Diet is becoming an increasingly important determinant of body weight in this population, where fat and energy consumption has been increasing steadily during the past decade.

PMID:
9622339
DOI:
10.1038/sj.ijo.0800603
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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