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Leisure-time physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for metabolic syndrome.
Ann Epidemiol. 2009 Nov; 19(11):784-92.AE

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.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Cancer Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Management, Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19825459

Citation

Cho, Eo Rin, et al. "Leisure-time Physical Activity Is Associated With a Reduced Risk for Metabolic Syndrome." Annals of Epidemiology, vol. 19, no. 11, 2009, pp. 784-92.
Cho ER, Shin A, Kim J, et al. Leisure-time physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for metabolic syndrome. Ann Epidemiol. 2009;19(11):784-92.
Cho, E. R., Shin, A., Kim, J., Jee, S. H., & Sung, J. (2009). Leisure-time physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for metabolic syndrome. Annals of Epidemiology, 19(11), 784-92. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annepidem.2009.06.010
Cho ER, et al. Leisure-time Physical Activity Is Associated With a Reduced Risk for Metabolic Syndrome. Ann Epidemiol. 2009;19(11):784-92. PubMed PMID: 19825459.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Leisure-time physical activity is associated with a reduced risk for metabolic syndrome. AU - Cho,Eo Rin, AU - Shin,Aesun, AU - Kim,Jeongseon, AU - Jee,Sun Ha, AU - Sung,Joohon, PY - 2008/12/26/received PY - 2009/06/08/revised PY - 2009/06/10/accepted PY - 2009/10/15/entrez PY - 2009/10/15/pubmed PY - 2010/1/8/medline SP - 784 EP - 92 JF - Annals of epidemiology JO - Ann Epidemiol VL - 19 IS - 11 N2 - 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. SN - 1873-2585 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19825459/Leisure_time_physical_activity_is_associated_with_a_reduced_risk_for_metabolic_syndrome_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1047-2797(09)00173-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -