Does physical activity lower the risk for metabolic syndrome: a longitudinal study of physically active older women

Izabela Zając-Gawlak , Jana Pelclova , Dorota Groffik , Miroslava Přidalová , Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik , Aleksandra Kroemeke , Aleš Gába , Ewa Sadowska-Krępa

Abstract

Background: The associations between physical activity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) have been mainly found in cross-sectional studies. The aim of this longitudinal study was to examine the relationship between meeting step-based guidelines and changes in the risk of metabolic syndrome. Methods: This study included data from older women (baseline age 62.9 ± 4.3 years) from a 7-year longitudinal study in Central Europe. At baseline and follow-up, physical activity was measured by an accelerometer, and the risk for MetS was assessed according to the NCEP-ATP III criteria. In 59 women, multivariate repeated measures ANOVA was used to compare differences in changes in the risk of MetS in groups based on meeting step-based guidelines (10,000 steps/day and 9000 steps/day for women aged <65 and ≥ 65 years, respectively). Results: Over 7 years, steps/day increased from 10,944 ± 3560 to 11,652 ± 4865, and the risk of MetS decreased from 41 to 12% in our sample. Women who longitudinally met step-based guidelines had a significantly higher mean concentration of high-density cholesterol (HDL-C) (64.5 and 80.3 mg/dL at baseline and follow-up, respectively) and a lower concentration of triglycerides (TGs) (158.3 and 123.8 mg/dL at baseline and follow-up, respectively) at follow-up compared to baseline. Moreover, women who increased their daily steps over 7 years to the recommended steps/day value significantly decreased the concentration of TGs (158.3 mg/dL and 123.8 mg/dL at baseline and follow-up, respectively). Conclusions: Our study might suggest that the long-term meeting of step-based guidelines or an increase in daily steps/day to achieve the recommended value could be related to a lower risk of MetS, specifically in concentrations of HDL-C and TG. These findings may help in designing interventions aiming to decrease the risk of MetS in older women.
Author Izabela Zając-Gawlak
Izabela Zając-Gawlak,,
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, Jana Pelclova
Jana Pelclova,,
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, Dorota Groffik
Dorota Groffik,,
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, Miroslava Přidalová
Miroslava Přidalová,,
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, Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik
Agnieszka Nawrat-Szołtysik,,
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, Aleksandra Kroemeke (Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie)
Aleksandra Kroemeke,,
- Wydział Psychologii w Warszawie
, Aleš Gába
Aleš Gába,,
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, Ewa Sadowska-Krępa
Ewa Sadowska-Krępa,,
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Journal seriesBMC Geriatrics, ISSN 1471-2318, (N/A 100 pkt)
Issue year2021
Vol21
No11
Pages1-9
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in EnglishHealth, Daily physical activity, Accelerometer, MetS components, Number of steps
ASJC Classification2717 Geriatrics and Gerontology
DOIDOI:10.1186/s12877-020-01952-7
URL https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-01952-7
Languageen angielski
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Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2018 = 1.42; WoS Impact Factor: 2018 = 2.818 (2) - 2018=3.458 (5)
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