Affiliation: University of Cambridge
- Objectively measured physical activity during pregnancy: a study in obese and overweight womenCatherine McParlin
Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 10:76. 2010..Obese and overweight women may benefit from increased physical activity (PA) during pregnancy. There is limited published data describing objectively measured PA in such women...
- Validation of the historical adulthood physical activity questionnaire (HAPAQ) against objective measurements of physical activityHerve Besson
Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, IMS, Cambridge, UK
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:54. 2010..Previously reported historical physical activity (PA) questionnaires appear to be reliable, but their validity is less well established...
- Relationship between subdomains of total physical activity and mortalityHerve Besson
Epidemiology Unit, Medical Research Council, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Med Sci Sports Exerc 40:1909-15. 2008..However, it is unclear how this association varies according to the domain of life in which the activity takes place...
- A cross-sectional analysis of physical activity and obesity indicators in European participants of the EPIC-PANACEA studyH Besson
Medical Research Council, Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge, UK
Int J Obes (Lond) 33:497-506. 2009....
- Estimating physical activity energy expenditure, sedentary time, and physical activity intensity by self-report in adultsHerve Besson
Medical Research Council, Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
Am J Clin Nutr 91:106-14. 2010..Few questionnaires that assess usual physical activity have been reported to be valid for all different subdimensions of physical activity...
- Television viewing and incident cardiovascular disease: prospective associations and mediation analysis in the EPIC Norfolk StudyKatrien Wijndaele
Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 6:e20058. 2011..This study examined whether television viewing time is associated with these three outcomes, independently of physical activity energy expenditure and other confounding variables...
- Television viewing time independently predicts all-cause and cardiovascular mortality: the EPIC Norfolk studyKatrien Wijndaele
MRC Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
Int J Epidemiol 40:150-9. 2011..Television viewing (TV), a highly prevalent behaviour, is associated with higher cardiovascular risk independently of physical activity. The relationship with mortality, however, is relatively unknown...
- A systematic review of reliability and objective criterion-related validity of physical activity questionnairesHendrik J F Helmerhorst
Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, UK
Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:103. 2012..Newly developed PAQs do not appear to perform substantially better than existing PAQs in terms of reliability and validity. Future PAQ studies should include measures of absolute validity and the error structure of the instrument...
- Physical activity and gain in abdominal adiposity and body weight: prospective cohort study in 288,498 men and womenUlf Ekelund
Medical Research Council, Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Am J Clin Nutr 93:826-35. 2011..The protective effect of physical activity (PA) on abdominal adiposity is unclear...
- Time spent being sedentary and weight gain in healthy adults: reverse or bidirectional causality?Ulf Ekelund
Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Am J Clin Nutr 88:612-7. 2008..Whether obesity is a cause or a consequence of a sedentary lifestyle has not yet been fully elucidated, which leaves uncertainty about the direction of causality...
- The association between physical activity in different domains of life and risk of osteoporotic fracturesAlireza Moayyeri
Department of Public Health and Primary Care, Strangeways Research Laboratory, Institute of Public Health, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
Bone 47:693-700. 2010..This study suggests that different domains of physical activity may relate differently to fracture risk and these relationships may vary by sex...
- Assessment of physical activity - a review of methodologies with reference to epidemiological research: a report of the exercise physiology section of the European Association of Cardiovascular Prevention and RehabilitationJanet M Warren
MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 17:127-39. 2010..A framework is presented to guide researchers on the selection of the most suitable tool for use in a specific study...
- Randomized controlled trial of the efficacy of aerobic exercise in reducing metabolic risk in healthy older people: The Hertfordshire Physical Activity TrialFrancis M Finucane
MRC Epidemiology Unit, Institute of Metabolic Science, Cambridge, UK
BMC Endocr Disord 9:15. 2009..A secondary objective is to determine the influence of low birth weight on the response to exercise in this group...