Desplazamientos activos hacia y desde la universidad, obesidad y síndrome metabólico entre los estudiantes universitarios colombianos

Antonio García-Hermoso, Andrea P. Quintero, Enrique Hernández, Jorge Enrique Correa-Bautista, Mikel Izquierdo, Alejandra Tordecilla-Sanders, Daniel Prieto-Benavides, Carolina Sandoval-Cuellar, Katherine González-Ruíz, Emilio Villa-González, Robinson Ramírez-Vélez

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Antecedentes: Existen pruebas limitadas acerca de la forma en que el desplazamiento activo al trabajo (CA) se asocia con beneficios de salud en los jóvenes. El objetivo del estudio fue analizar la relación entre la CA hacia y desde el campus (caminando) y la obesidad y el síndrome metabólico (SM) en una muestra de estudiantes universitarios colombianos. Métodos: Un total de 784 estudiantes universitarios (78,6% mujeres, edad media = 20,1 ± 2,6 años) participaron en el estudio. La variable de exposición se clasificó en AC (caminante activo al campus) y no AC (caminante activo no frecuente al campus: coche, motocicleta o autobús) hacia y desde la universidad en un día típico. MetS se definió de acuerdo con los criterios armonizados actualizados de los criterios de la Federación Internacional de Diabetes. Resultados: La prevalencia general de MetS fue de 8.7%, y fue más alta en no-AC que en AC al campus. El porcentaje de AC fue del 65,3%. Las distancias de desplazamiento en este CCAA de/a la universidad fueron del 83,1%, 13,4% y 3,5% para < 2 km, 2-5 km y > 5 km, respectivamente. Las regresiones logísticas múltiples para predecir el perfil enfermizo mostraron que los hombres que viajaban a pie tenían una probabilidad menor de tener obesidad[OR = 0,45 (IC del 95%: 0,25 a 0,93)], presión arterial alta[OR = 0,26 (IC del 95%: 0,13 a 0,55)] y colesterol HDL bajo[OR = 0,29 (IC del 95%: 0,14 a 0,59)] que los viajeros pasivos. Conclusiones: Nuestros resultados sugieren que en la adultez temprana, una etapa clave de la vida para el desarrollo de la obesidad y el síndrome de metástasis, la CA podría asociarse con el aumento de los niveles de actividad física diaria, promoviendo así una mejor salud cardiometabólica".
Título traducido de la contribuciónDesplazamientos activos hacia y desde la universidad, obesidad y síndrome metabólico entre los estudiantes universitarios colombianos
IdiomaEnglish (US)
Número de artículo523
PublicaciónBMC Public Health
Volumen18
Número de edición1
DOI
EstadoPublished - abr 19 2018

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García-Hermoso, Antonio ; Quintero, Andrea P. ; Hernández, Enrique ; Correa-Bautista, Jorge Enrique ; Izquierdo, Mikel ; Tordecilla-Sanders, Alejandra ; Prieto-Benavides, Daniel ; Sandoval-Cuellar, Carolina ; González-Ruíz, Katherine ; Villa-González, Emilio ; Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson. / Active commuting to and from university, obesity and metabolic syndrome among Colombian university students. En: BMC Public Health. 2018 ; Vol. 18, N.º 1.
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Active commuting to and from university, obesity and metabolic syndrome among Colombian university students. / García-Hermoso, Antonio; Quintero, Andrea P.; Hernández, Enrique; Correa-Bautista, Jorge Enrique; Izquierdo, Mikel; Tordecilla-Sanders, Alejandra; Prieto-Benavides, Daniel; Sandoval-Cuellar, Carolina; González-Ruíz, Katherine; Villa-González, Emilio; Ramírez-Vélez, Robinson.

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