Ferritin levels and cardiovascular risk markers correlate with higher self-reported sedentary time in apparently healthy men

Milton F. Suárez, Alejandra Arbeláez, Mildrey Mosquera, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, Ana Cecilia Aguilar de Plata

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

2 Scopus citations

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the correlation between serum ferritin and cardiovascular risk markers with the time of self-reported physical activity and sedentary life style in apparently healthy men. METHODS: we included 69 men from three private and public companies in the metropolitan area of Cali, Colombia, aged between 25 and 64. The short version of the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) was applied, and were grouped in four categories of physical activity: 1. Minutes of intense physical activity (IFA)/week. 2. Minutes of moderate physical activity (MFA)/week. 3. Minutes of walk/week. 4. Minutes of sitting/day. Cardiovascular risk markers were defined based on the criteria of the ATP-III and the International Diabetes Federation. RESULTS: positive correlations were found in subjects who self-reported more time in sedentary activities according to the IPAQ category (average minutes sitting/day) in anthropometric indicators: percentage of body fat (rho = 0.249, p
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4-10
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Colombiana de Cardiologia
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Ferritin levels and cardiovascular risk markers correlate with higher self-reported sedentary time in apparently healthy men'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this