Association of muscle strength with early markers of cardiovascular risk in sedentary adults

Héctor Reynaldo Triana-Reina, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

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Objective: To assess the association between muscle strength and early cardiovascular risk (CVR) markers in sedentary adults. Materials and methods: A total of 176 sedentary subjects aged 18-30 years were enrolled. Body mass index and fat percentage were calculated, and waist circumference, grip strength by dynamometry, systolic blood pressure, diastolic blood pressure, mean arterial pressure, and maximal oxygen uptake by VO2max were measured as CVR markers. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was used to assess associations between muscle strength and CVR markers. Results: Inverse correlations were found between muscle strength and adiposity (r=-317; P=001), waist circumference (r=-309; P=001), systolic blood pressure (r=-401; P=001), and mean arterial pressure (r=-256; P=001). Subjects with lower levels of muscle strength had a 5.79-fold (95% CI 1.57 to 9.34; P=008) risk of having higher adiposity levels (≥25%) and a 9.67-fold (95% CI=3.86 to 19.22; P
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)433-438
Number of pages6
JournalEndocrinologia y Nutricion
Issue number8
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013
Externally publishedYes


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