Fitness muscular y riesgo cardio-metabólico en adultos jóvenes colombianos

Translated title of the contribution: Muscular fitness and cardiometabolic risk factors among colombian young adults

Robinson Ramírez-Vélez, José F. Meneses-Echavez, Katherine González-Ruíz, Jorge Enrique Correa

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© 2014, Grupo Aula Medica S.A. All rights reserved.Objective: To determine the influence of muscular fitness (MF) on cardiometabolic risk factors in young adult.Methods: A total of 172 men (age 19.7±2.4 years; weight 65.5±10.7 kg; BMI 22.6±2.8 kg•m-1) were invited to participate in the study. They had no indication of cardiometabolic problems, as evaluated by clinical interview. MF was measured by isometric handgrip (dynamometer). The handgrip strength was divided by body mass was used in further analysis. Lower and higher MF values are represented by the first and fourth quartiles, respectively. A lipid-metabolic cardiovascular risk index was derived from the levels of triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), and glucose. Adiposity index were assessed by measuring, waist circumference (WC), body adiposity index (BAI), body mass index (BMI) and fat mass (%).Results: After adjustment for age, BMI and WC, inverse association was observed between fat mass, WC, cholesterol, HDL-c, LDL-c and MF (p
Translated title of the contributionMuscular fitness and cardiometabolic risk factors among colombian young adults
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)769-775
Number of pages7
JournalNutricion Hospitalaria
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014


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