Comparing beverage consumption, physical activity and anthropometry among young adult urban- and rural-dwelling African women

Published in: South African Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume 33, issue 2, 2020 , pages: 51–52
DOI: 10.1080/16070658.2018.1540212
Author(s): Philippe Jean-Luc GradidgeCentre for Exercise Science and Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, South Africa, Herculina Salome KrugerCentre of Excellence for Nutrition, South Africa


Beverage consumption, physical activity, body mass index and waist circumference were compared in age-matched (aged 18–30 years) groups of young South African women from urban (n = 78) and rural (n = 94) settings. Obesity was higher in the rural group, driven by a higher consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages and low physical activity.

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