Letters Obesity and choice of transport

Differences observed in study of associations between active commuting, body fat, and body mass index are unlikely to be clinically significant

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g5915 (Published 30 September 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g5915
  1. Robin A McGregor, research fellow1
  1. 1University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. r.mcgregor{at}auckland.ac.nz

Flint and colleagues’ conclusions that men and women who commuted to work by active or public modes of transport had lower body mass index and percentage body fat than people who commuted to work using private transport raises the tantalising idea that encouraging people to find active ways to get to work may improve body composition.1 The authors acknowledge a …

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