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Leisure-time physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for metabolic syndrome

Authors
 EO RIN CHO  ;  AESUN SHIN  ;  JEONGSEON KIM  ;  SUN HA JEE  ;  JOOHON SUNG 
Citation
 ANNALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY, Vol.19(11) : 784-792, 2009 
Journal Title
 ANNALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 
ISSN
 1047-2797 
Issue Date
2009
MeSH
Adult ; Aged ; Cross-Sectional Studies ; Exercise* ; Female ; Humans ; Korea/epidemiology ; Leisure Activities* ; Logistic Models ; Male ; Metabolic Syndrome/epidemiology* ; Metabolic Syndrome/prevention & control* ; Middle Aged ; Odds Ratio ; Prevalence ; Risk Factors
Keywords
Physical Activity ; Metabolic Syndrome ; Exercise
Abstract
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the cross-sectional relationship between leisure-time physical activity and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the Korean population. METHODS: The study population included 11,925 participants (6,878 men and 5,047 women), aged 30-79 years. Metabolic syndrome was defined based on the National Cholesterol Education Program criteria of having three or more cardiovascular risk factors, with a modified obesity index. Self-reported leisure-time physical activity was calculated using metabolic equivalents (MET) scores. Logistic regression was used to estimate the association between leisure-time physical activity and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, with adjustment for other risk factors. RESULTS: The prevalence of metabolic syndrome was 18.2% in men and 8.5% in women. After adjustments for age and education levels, household income, smoking status, and alcohol consumption, the prevalence of metabolic syndrome among participants in the middle and top tertiles of leisure-time physical activity was significantly lower than that among those with no physical activity; the odds ratios (95% confidence intervals) were 0.84 (0.71-0.99) and 0.75 (0.62-0.89), respectively, in men and 0.54 (0.39-0.76) and 0.65 (0.48-0.88), respectively, in women. CONCLUSIONS: These results suggest that increasing levels of leisure-time physical activity, in terms of duration or intensity, are linearly associated with a reduced risk for metabolic syndrome.
Full Text
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1047279709001732
DOI
10.1016/j.annepidem.2009.06.010
Appears in Collections:
4. Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > Graduate School of Public Health (보건대학원) > 1. Journal Papers
Yonsei Authors
Jee, Sun Ha(지선하) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9519-3068
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/105252
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