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Activity, BMI, and Clustered Metabolic Risk

Metab Syndr Relat Disord; ePub 2018 Jan 29; Williams, et al

Clustered metabolic risk scores (cMetS) were higher in overweight vs non-overweight adolescents in a recent study involving 875 individuals. This was the case regardless of how physically active they were. Participants were from 2007-2012 NHANES and ranged between the ages of 12 and 17 years. cMetS score included triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, fasting plasma glucose, and mean arterial pressure. Investigators looked at age- and sex-specific BMI percentiles and patient-reported physical activity level. They applied a 6-year fasting sample weight to the analyses to validate the data. Researchers found that cMetS scores were significantly higher:

  • In both overweight-active and overweight-nonactive adolescents than they were in those who were not overweight and active.
  • In overweight-nonactive males than they were in males who were not overweight and active.
  • In overweight-active and overweight-nonactive females than they were in females who were not overweight and active.
Citation:

Williams B, Sisson S, Ardern C, et al. Physical activity, body mass index, and clustered metabolic risk in U.S. adolescents: 2007–2012 NHANES. [Published online ahead of print January 29, 2018]. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. doi:10.1089/met.2017.0072.

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