Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (Dr Bergquist and Dr Roberts); Departments of Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Pediatrics, Rollins School of Public Health and School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (Dr Marcus); Department of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory Biostatistics Collaboration Core, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (Ms Meng, Mr Fei, and Dr Moore); Department of Biomedical Informatics, School of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia (Mr Robichaux).
Address correspondence to: Sharon H. Bergquist, MD, 1365 Clifton Rd, A1400, Atlanta, GA 30322 ([email protected]).
This study is supported by the John and Mary Brock Discovery Fund. The fund sponsor did not play a role in study design, data collection, interpretation, or manuscript preparation.
The study is approved by the Emory Institutional Review Board (IRB 00104777). The authors do not declare any disclosures.
The authors report no conflicts of interest.
Clinical significance: Frequent business travel can adversely affect BMI, body fat percentage, and visceral adiposity and, hence, be a risk factor for cardiometabolic disease. Our results support that travel counseling should include advice for maintaining healthy lifestyle habits and circadian patterns.
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