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THE JOURNAL OF SPORTS MEDICINE AND PHYSICAL FITNESS
Rivista di Medicina, Traumatologia e Psicologia dello Sport
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The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 2015 March;55(3):223-30
Health-related physical fitness in middle-aged men with and without metabolic syndrome
Mileski K. S. 1, Leitão J. L. 2, Lofrano-Porto A. 3, Grossi Porto L. G. 4 ✉
1 Health Sciences Postgraduation Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Brasilia, Health Coordination of the Brazilian Superior Labor Court, Brasilia, Brazil;
2 Health Coordination of the Brazilian Superior Labor Court, Brasilia, Brazil;
3 Molecular Pharmacology Laboratory, Faculty of Health Sciences, Endocrinology Clinics, University Hospital of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil;
4 Health Coordination of the Brazilian Superior Labor Court, Health Sciences Postgraduation Program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Cardiovascular Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Physical Education, University of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
AIM: Objective of the study was to compare health-related physical fitness (HRPF) between men with and without metabolic syndrome (MS) and to evaluate the risk of being unfit associated with MS.
METHODS: The study included 79 middle-aged civil servant men (46.2±8.4 years) who underwent a physical annual evaluation to access HRPF as follows: BMI; cardiorespiratory fitness by Ebbeling test (VO2max), flexibility by sit-and-reach test (SRT), muscular strength by handgrip test (HDT) and vertical jump test (VJT) and muscular endurance by push-up test (PUT). MS was defined by the ATP III (2009) criteria. Comparisons were performed with the Mann-Whitney test and univariate General Linear Model was used for age-adjusted analysis. Odds ratio (OR-95% CI) was calculated to evaluate the odds of the MS group to be unfit and the odds of having MS according to the HRPF levels.
RESULTS: Nineteen volunteers (24.1%) with MS were identified. After age adjustment, VO2max and BMI were significantly different in the MS group than in the non-MS group: 39.7 vs. 44.8 mL.kg-1.min-1 and 29.4 vs. 25.7 kg/m2 (P<0.05) and PUT tended to be lower in men with MS (16 vs. 21 repetition; P=0.06). Blood pressure ≥130/85 mmHg was the most prevalent MS criterion, associated with lower VO2max (40.3 vs. 45.6 mL.kg-1.min-1) and SRT (22.2 vs. 28 cm), and higher BMI (28.9 vs. 25.3 kg/m2) (P<0.05). The OR of being unfit for VO2max and BMI in the MS group were 6.5 (1.9-22.6) and 5.7 (1.2-26.8). The odds of having MS increased by 23% (3-45%) for each BMI unit increase, irrespectively to age.
CONCLUSION: MS group showed lower VO2max, PUT, higher BMI and a greater risk of being unfit compared to the non-MS one. The proportion of MS was 3.4-fold higher within those with lower VO2max. Small reductions on BMI may produce significant decrease on MS prevalence.