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Title: Physical activity, energy balance and obesity
Authors: Griera, José Luís
Manzanares, José María
Barbany, Montserrat
Contreras, José
Amigó, P
Salas-Salvadó, Jordi
metadata.dc.contributor.authoraffiliation: [Griera,JL; Contreras,J]Unit of Cardiovascular risk, Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital, Sevilla, Spain. [Manzanares,JM; Amigó,P; Salas-Salvadó ,J] Endocrinology, and Nutrition and Dietetics Units, Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitari de Sant Joan de Reus, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus, Spain. [Barbany,M] Centre Català de la Nutrició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans, Barcelona, Spain
Keywords: Physical Activity;Energy;Obesity;Actividad física;Energía;Obesidad
metadata.dc.subject.mesh: Medical Subject Headings::Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment::Diagnosis::Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures::Diagnostic Techniques, Endocrine::Thyroid Function Tests::Basal Metabolism
Medical Subject Headings::Phenomena and Processes::Metabolic Phenomena::Metabolism::Energy Metabolism
Medical Subject Headings::Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena::Human Activities::Exercise
Medical Subject Headings::Organisms::Eukaryota::Animals::Chordata::Vertebrates::Mammals::Primates::Haplorhini::Catarrhini::Hominidae::Humans
Medical Subject Headings::Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena::Social Sciences::Policy::Social Control Policies::Public Policy::Health Policy::Nutrition Policy
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases::Nutrition Disorders::Overnutrition::Obesity
Medical Subject Headings::Diseases::Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms::Signs and Symptoms::Body Weight::Body Weight Changes::Weight Loss
Medical Subject Headings::Phenomena and Processes::Physiological Phenomena::Physiological Processes::Growth and Development::Aging
Issue Date: Oct-2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Citation: Griera JL, Manzanares JM, Barbany M, Contreras J, Amigó P, Salas-Salvadó J. Physical activity, energy balance and obesity. Public Health Nutr. 2007 Oct;10(10A):1194-9.
Abstract: Obesity appears when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. The most important variable compound of energy expenditure is physical activity. The global epidemics of obesity seem closely related to reduced physical activity and sedentariness widely increasing nowadays. Once obesity has developed, caloric intake becomes similar to energy expenditure. To lose weight, besides decreasing energy intake, energy expenditure must be increased. The promotion of physical activity is difficult and so the results of treatment of obesity are discouraging for doctors, other health professionals and patients. Proactive efforts from patients and health providers with an intensive feedback between them may be extremely helpful. Nevertheless, more studies are needed to provide better approaches on the role of physical activity for the prevention and treatment of obesity and for long-term weight-loss maintenance.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1017/S1368980007000705
ISSN: 1368-9800
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