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Active Voice: Television Viewing Linked to Greater Intra-Abdominal Fat — Independent of Physical Activity and Body Mass Index

from By Kara M. Whitaker, M.P.H., Ph.D., and Mark A. Pereira, M.P.H., Ph.D.

Kara M. Whitaker, M.P.H., Ph.D Mark A. Pereira, M.P.H., Ph.D.
Viewpoints presented in SMB commentaries reflect opinions of the authors and do not necessarily reflect positions or policies of ACSM.

Kara M. Whitaker, M.P.H., Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow in cardiovascular disease epidemiology and prevention at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She received her Ph.D. and M.P.H. in exercise science from the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Dr. Whitaker’s research examines the effects of physical activity and sedentary behaviors on cardiometabolic risk factors. She has been a member of ACSM since 2011.

Mark A. Pereira, M.P.H., Ph.D., is a professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Community Health at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He received his Ph.D. and M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. Dr. Pereira’s research interests include nutritional and physical activity epidemiology, and behavioral interventions to reduce sedentary behaviors.

This commentary presents Dr. Whitaker’s and Dr. Pereira’s views on the topic of a research article that they had published with their colleagues in the March 2017 issue of
Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise® (MSSE). more


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