TITLE

Fitness Mitigates Early Metabolic Risks

AUTHOR(S)
Shrier, Ian; Cantwell, John D.
PUB. DATE
May 2004
SOURCE
Physician & Sportsmedicine;May2004, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Low cardiorespiratory fitness places a patient at risk of death, but mechanisms for the association are unclear. According to a study from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) group, poor fitness in young adults is associated with the development of cardiovascular disease risk factors, obesity plays an important role, and improving fitness may modulate the risks. CARDIA participants were members of a population-based longitudinal cohort study of black and white men and women. During the 15-year study period, incident rates per 1,000 person-years were: diabetes, 2.8, hypertension, 13.0, metabolic syndrome, 10.2, and hypercholesterolemia, 11.7 After adjusting for age, race, sex, smoking, and family history of diabetes, hypertension, or premature myocardial infarction, patients with low fitness were three to six times more likely to manifest diabetes, hypertension, and the metabolic syndrome than patients with high fitness.
ACCESSION #
13191707

 

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