Study examines amount of physical activity needed to prevent long-term weight gain

Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 16:07 in Health & Medicine

Among women consuming a usual diet, physical activity was associated with less weight gain over 13 years only among women of normal weight, according to a study in the March 24/31 issue of JAMA. The researchers also found that women successful in maintaining normal weight averaged approximately 60 minutes a day of moderate-intensity activity throughout the study.

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