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Accelerometer-determined steps/day and metabolic syndrome.
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PMID:  20494233     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: There is a lack of knowledge about the relationship between objectively measured physical activity and the odds of having metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors. PURPOSE: This study aims to investigate associations between accelerometer-determined steps/day and the odds of having MetS and its individual CVD risk factors in the U.S. population. METHODS: Adults in 2005-2006 NHANES with accelerometer-determined steps/day and measurements necessary to determine MetS by AHA/NHLBI were included (n=1446, 48.2% men, 33.5% with MetS, mean age=47.5 years, mean BMI=28.7 kg/m(2)). Logistic regression was used to estimate the odds of having MetS or abnormal CVD risk factors from incrementally higher levels of steps/day. RESULTS: MetS prevalence decreased as steps/day increased (p<0.0001), with 55.7% of participants in the lowest categoric level of steps/day and 13.3% in the highest level having MetS. The odds of having MetS were 10% lower for each additional 1000 steps/day (OR=0.90, 95% CI=0.86, 0.93). The likelihood of having MetS was OR=0.28 (95% CI=0.18, 0.44) for active to highly active and 0.60 (0.43, 0.82) for low to somewhat-active compared to sedentary adults (p<0.0001). Adults who took more steps/day tended to have lower waist circumference, higher high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol level, and lower levels of triglycerides. CONCLUSIONS: Adults who maintain an active lifestyle by accumulating more steps are likely to have a lower prevalence of MetS and its individual CVD risk factors. Although other concomitant lifestyle behaviors may influence this lower prevalence, the evidence presented here on steps/day and metabolic syndrome, and elsewhere on physical activity and other health and disease states, suggest that it is a fundamental component of daily living.
Susan B Sisson; Sarah M Camhi; Timothy S Church; Catrine Tudor-Locke; William D Johnson; Peter T Katzmarzyk
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of preventive medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1873-2607     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Prev Med     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-24     Completed Date:  2010-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8704773     Medline TA:  Am J Prev Med     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  575-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
2010 American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70808, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiovascular Diseases / etiology,  prevention & control*
Cholesterol, HDL / blood
Health Surveys
Life Style
Logistic Models
Metabolic Syndrome X / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Middle Aged
Monitoring, Physiologic / instrumentation
Motor Activity*
Risk Factors
Triglycerides / blood
Waist Circumference
Walking / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cholesterol, HDL; 0/Triglycerides
Comment In:
Am J Prev Med. 2010 Jun;38(6):682-3   [PMID:  20494248 ]

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