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Cardiovascular disease risk factors associated with low level of physical activity in postmenopausal Polish women.
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PMID:  23772779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Objectives: To determine whether physical activity level could have an effect on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in Polish postmenopausal women. Methods: We studied the associations of physical activity (PA) level with obesity indices, unfavorable lipid profile parameters and the insulin resistance index HOMA in 343 postmenopausal Polish women selected from an urban population, aged 50-60. Results: In the tested sample, a low level of PA significantly increased odds ratios for CVD risk factors such as BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2), total body fat (TBF) > 75th percentile, gynoid fat deposit (GFD) > 75th percentile, total cholesterol (TC) ≥ 5 mM, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) > 3 mM and HOMA ≥ 1.95. Conclusions: Obesity and some metabolic CVD risk factors in postmenopausal women are directly associated with low PA level. Postmenopausal urban women should be persuaded to be physically active, as even moderate activity level seems to be sufficient to reduce the CVD risk in this group of individuals.
F Lwow; D Jedrzejuk; K Dunajska; A Milewicz; L Szmigiero
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1473-0766     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Endocrinol.     Publication Date:  2013 Jul 
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Created Date:  2013-06-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8807913     Medline TA:  Gynecol Endocrinol     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  683-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health Promotion, University School of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland .
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