These are coming in so quickly that I am having a hard time keeping up with them. Note that the first three are sponsored by Coca-Cola and that some of the investigators were involved with the ill-fated Global Energy Balance Network, now defunct. As we now know from the e-mails obtained by the Associated Press, the statement that “the sponsor played no role…” is not necessarily correct.
As for the score: since mid-March, I have collected 85 sponsored studies with results just as the sponsor wanted, versus 6 with results that must have disappointed. But stay tuned: tomorrow I will post 3 more in the disappointing category.
Low levels of physical activity are associated with dysregulation of energy intake and fat mass gain over 1 year. Robin P Shook, Gregory A Hand, Clemens Drenowatz, James R Hebert, Amanda E Paluch, John E Blundell, James O Hill, Peter T Katzmarzyk, Timothy S Church,11 and Steven N Blair. Am J Clinical Nutrition November 11, 2015 as doi: 10.3945/ajcn.115.115360.
Conclusions: These results suggest that low levels of physical activity are a risk factor for fat mass gain. In the current sample, a threshold for achieving energy balance occurred at an activity level corresponding to 7116 steps/d, an amount achievable by most adults.
Funding: Supported by an unrestricted research grant from The Coca-Cola Company.
Association between cardiorespiratory fitness and submaximal systolic blood pressure among young adul…