Active commuting and obesity in mid-life: cross-sectional, observational evidence from UK Biobank

The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, March 2016

This cross-sectional observational study aimed to examine the relation between active commuting and obesity in mid-life using objectively measured anthropometric data from UK Biobank.

The study is the first to use UK Biobank data to address the topic of active commuting and obesity and shows robust, independent associations between active commuting and healthier bodyweight and composition. These findings support the case for interventions to promote active travel as a population-level policy response for prevention of obesity in mid-life.

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