Associations of visceral fat area and physical activity levels with the risk of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women

Izabela Zajac-Gawlak , Barbara Klapcinska , Aleksandra Kroemeke , Dariusz Pospiech , Jana Pelclova , Miroslava Pridalova


This study was aimed at the evaluation of relationship between visceral fat area (VFA) and physical activity (PA) with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) risk in the physically active postmenopausal women. A total of 85 attendants of the University of the Third Age (U3A) aged 62.8 � 5.9 years (median time since menopause 11.8 y), participated in this study. VFA was assessed by bioimpedance method using InBody 720 analyzer. PA was assessed using the ActiGraph GT1 M accelerometer. Fasting levels of serum lipids (TG, HDL), serum glucose, waist circumference (WC) and blood pressure were measured to diagnose MetS according to NCEP-ATP III criteria. In 73 out of 85 participants the VFA exceeded the upper normal level of 100 cm2, however, in almost a half of this group (n = 36) with elevated VFA (139.5 � 26.1 cm2 on average), only 2 out of 5 criteria for MetS diagnosis were met. Participants were physically active, making on average 10,919 � 3435 steps/day. The risk of MetS occurrence in women wi
Author Izabela Zajac-Gawlak
Izabela Zajac-Gawlak,,
, Barbara Klapcinska
Barbara Klapcinska,,
, Aleksandra Kroemeke (Wydział Psychologii)
Aleksandra Kroemeke,,
- Wydział Psychologii
, Dariusz Pospiech
Dariusz Pospiech,,
, Jana Pelclova
Jana Pelclova,,
, Miroslava Pridalova
Miroslava Pridalova,,
Journal seriesBiogerontology, ISSN 1389-5729, (A 30 pkt)
Issue year2017
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishMetabolic syndrome, Physical activity, Visceral fat, Women
ASJC Classification2717 Geriatrics and Gerontology; 2909 Gerontology; 1302 Ageing
Languageen angielski
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Score (nominal)30
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.807; WoS Impact Factor: 2017 = 3.702 (2) - 2017=3.581 (5)
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