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The effect of a weight gain prevention intervention on moderate-vigorous physical activity among black women: the Shape Program

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Authors & Journal

Molly Greaney, PhD; Sandy Askew; Sherrie Flynt Wallington, PhD; Perry B. Foley; Lisa M. Quintiliani, PhD; Gary G. Bennett, PhD

International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0596-6

Excerpt

“Participation in moderate-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) may be an important strategy for preventing weight gain [1720]. However, only a limited number of weight gain prevention interventions have focused on and/or have assessed the impact of the intervention on participants’ physical activity [21]. Research in this area is needed because physical activity is a weight maintenance strategy that may have important spillover health benefits.”

Citation

Greaney ML, Askew S, Wallington SF, Foley PB, Quintiliani LM, Bennett GG. The effect of a weight gain prevention intervention on moderate-vigorous physical activity among black women: the Shape Program. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2017 Oct 16;14(1):139. doi: 10.1186/s12966-017-0596-6. PubMed PMID: 29037247; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5644166.