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Cardiovascular fitness and cardiovascular risk factors among obese men and women aged 58 years and older, in Portugal.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23354638     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Background: A better physical fitness may have survival advantages in adults. Aim: To analyze the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiovascular risk factors among obese subjects aged 58 years and older. Material and Methods: Cardiorespiratory fitness using the six-minute walk test, body composition by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry and blood pressure were measured in a non-representative sample of 76 obese Portuguese subjects aged 58 to 87 years (55 women). Participants were stratified in tertiles of walking capacity according to the six-minute walk test. Results: Six minutes walk test results were negatively correlated with percentage body fat (r = -0.28; p = 0.012) and systolic blood pressure (r = -0.23; p = 0.045). Participants located in the lowest tertile for the six minutes walk test had an odds ratio of4.34 (95% confidence intervals: 1.02-18.43) for elevated blood pressure. Conclusions: A lower six minutes walk test result is associated with a higher risk for high blood pressure.
Authors:
Rômulo Araújo F; Edilson Serpeloni C; Enio R Vaz R; Renata Selvatici Borges J; Analiza Mónica Silva; Cláudia Sofía Minderico; Paulo Manuel Rocha; Helena Santa-Clara; Fátima Baptista; Luis Bettencourt Sardinha
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Revista médica de Chile     Volume:  140     ISSN:  0717-6163     ISO Abbreviation:  Rev Med Chil     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404312     Medline TA:  Rev Med Chil     Country:  Chile    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1164-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Education, Center of Science and Technology, Presidente Prudente, UNESP, Brazil.
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