What are the Associations between Anthropometric Indices, Blood Pressure & Physical Fitness Performance in Young Swiss Men?

Research Paper Title Associations between anthropometric indices, blood pressure and physical fitness performance in young Swiss men: a cross-sectional study. Background To assess the benefit of waist circumference (WC) measurements during routine conscription medical examination in two military conscription centres in Switzerland. We compared the prevalence of overweight and obesity assessed by body mass index… Read More

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Comparing Three Techniques of Measuring the Body Composition of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets

Research Paper Title Body Composition of Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Cadets: A Comparison Across Three Techniques of Measurement. Background Physical fitness is imperative for the Army Reserves Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) cadets to be commissioned for active duty. This project compared the standard anthropometric assessment of ROTC cadets using tape measurement to body composition measurements using… Read More

Does Gender & Social Mobility Modify the Effect of Birth Weight on Total & Central Obesity?

Research Paper Title Gender and social mobility modify the effect of birth weight on total and central obesity. Background Little is known about the interaction between gender and low birth weight (LBW) and lifelong social mobility as an explanation of the etiology of obesity. The aim of the present study was to evaluate total and… Read More