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Association of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity with neck circumference in eight Latin American countries

Published on Dec 1, 2019in BMC Public Health2.567
· DOI :10.1186/s12889-019-7153-y
Gerson Luis de Moraes Ferrari7
Estimated H-index: 7
(UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo),
Irina Kovalskys3
Estimated H-index: 3
+ 11 AuthorsDirceu Solé36
Estimated H-index: 36
(UNIFESP: Federal University of São Paulo)
Abstract
Background Physical activity is a cornerstone in the prevention and treatment of obesity. There are relatively few studies that explore the effect of accelerometer-determined moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) on neck circumference (NC), most of them confined to single high-income countries. The present study investigated the association of accelerometer-determined MVPA with NC in adolescents and adults from eight Latin American countries, which are mostly upper-middle income countries.
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