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dc.contributor.authorMa, Yunsheng
dc.contributor.authorOlendzki, Barbara C.
dc.contributor.authorLi, Wenjun
dc.contributor.authorHafner, Andrea R.
dc.contributor.authorChiriboga, David E.
dc.contributor.authorHebert, James R.
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, MaryJane
dc.contributor.authorSarnie, M.
dc.contributor.authorOckene, Ira S.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:20.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:04:49Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:04:49Z
dc.date.issued2006-04-13
dc.date.submitted2008-01-15
dc.identifier.citationEur J Clin Nutr. 2006 Apr;60(4):519-28. <a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602346">Link to article on publisher's site</a>
dc.identifier.issn0954-3007 (Print)
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602346
dc.identifier.pmid16340952
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/44719
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: To describe seasonal variation in food intake, physical activity, and body weight in a predominantly overweight population. DESIGN: A longitudinal observational study. SETTING: Most of the study participants were recruited from a health maintenance organization (HMO) in central Massachusetts, USA. Additional individuals of Hispanic descent were recruited from outside of the HMO population to increase the ethnic diversity of this sample. SUBJECTS: Data from 593 participants, aged 20-70, were used for this investigation. Each participant was followed quarterly (five sampling points: baseline and four consecutive quarters) for 1-year period. Body weight measurements and three 24-h dietary and physical activity recalls were obtained on randomly selected days (including 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day) per quarter. Sinusoidal regression models were used to estimate peak-to-trough amplitude and phase of the peaks. RESULTS: Daily caloric intake was higher by 86 kcal/day during the fall compared to the spring. Percentage of calories from carbohydrate, fat and saturated fat showed slight seasonal variation, with a peak in the spring for carbohydrate and in the fall for total fat and saturated fat intake. The lowest physical activity level was observed in the winter and the highest in the spring. Body weight varied by about 1/2 kg throughout the year, with a peak in the winter (P<0.001 winter versus summer). Greater seasonal variation was observed in subjects who were male, middle aged, nonwhite, and less educated. CONCLUSIONS: Although there is seasonal variation in diet, physical activity and body weight, the magnitude of the change is generally small in this population. SPONSORSHIP: US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1428793/pdf/nihms7447.pdf
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectBody Weight
dc.subject*Diet
dc.subjectExercise
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectLongitudinal Studies
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMassachusetts
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectObesity
dc.subjectRegression Analysis
dc.subject*Seasons
dc.subjectSex Distribution
dc.subjectTime Factors
dc.subjectBehavioral Disciplines and Activities
dc.subjectBehavior and Behavior Mechanisms
dc.subjectCommunity Health and Preventive Medicine
dc.subjectDietetics and Clinical Nutrition
dc.subjectPreventive Medicine
dc.titleSeasonal variation in food intake, physical activity, and body weight in a predominantly overweight population
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleEuropean journal of clinical nutrition
dc.source.volume60
dc.source.issue4
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/prevbeh_pp/14
dc.identifier.contextkey413086
html.description.abstract<p>OBJECTIVE: To describe seasonal variation in food intake, physical activity, and body weight in a predominantly overweight population.</p> <p>DESIGN: A longitudinal observational study.</p> <p>SETTING: Most of the study participants were recruited from a health maintenance organization (HMO) in central Massachusetts, USA. Additional individuals of Hispanic descent were recruited from outside of the HMO population to increase the ethnic diversity of this sample.</p> <p>SUBJECTS: Data from 593 participants, aged 20-70, were used for this investigation. Each participant was followed quarterly (five sampling points: baseline and four consecutive quarters) for 1-year period. Body weight measurements and three 24-h dietary and physical activity recalls were obtained on randomly selected days (including 2 weekdays and 1 weekend day) per quarter. Sinusoidal regression models were used to estimate peak-to-trough amplitude and phase of the peaks.</p> <p>RESULTS: Daily caloric intake was higher by 86 kcal/day during the fall compared to the spring. Percentage of calories from carbohydrate, fat and saturated fat showed slight seasonal variation, with a peak in the spring for carbohydrate and in the fall for total fat and saturated fat intake. The lowest physical activity level was observed in the winter and the highest in the spring. Body weight varied by about 1/2 kg throughout the year, with a peak in the winter (P<0.001 winter versus summer). Greater seasonal variation was observed in subjects who were male, middle aged, nonwhite, and less educated.</p> <p>CONCLUSIONS: Although there is seasonal variation in diet, physical activity and body weight, the magnitude of the change is generally small in this population.</p> <p>SPONSORSHIP: US National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathprevbeh_pp/14
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
dc.source.pages519-28


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