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Title: Body image and nutritional status are associated with physical activity in men and women : the ELSA - Brasil study.
Authors: Coelho, Carolina Gomes
Gonçalves, Luana Giatti
Molina, Maria del Carmen Bisi
Nunes, Maria Angélica Antunes
Barreto, Sandhi Maria
Keywords: Physical activity
Body image
Nutritional status
Sex differences
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: COELHO, C. G. et al. Body image and nutritional status are associated with physical activity in men and women: the ELSA - Brasil study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, v. 12, p. 6179-6196, 2015. Disponível em: <>. Acesso em: 16 jun. 2016.
Abstract: The association of body image dissatisfaction and obesity with physical activity is likely to differ according to gender. To investigate this hypothesis, we conducted a cross-sectional study among the ELSA-Brasil cohort members aged 34–65 years (n = 13,286). The body image dissatisfaction was present even among normal weight individuals of both sexes and was associated with lesser chances of practicing moderate physical activity in women and intense physical activity in men. Men and women with central obesity were less prone to practice physical activity of high or moderate intensity. Overweight and obese men were more likely to report vigorous physical activity while obese women were less likely to report this level of physical activity. Body images as well as nutritional status are related to physical activity in both sexes, but the association with physical activity differs by gender.
ISSN: 1661-7827
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