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Physical activity and the metabolic syndrome in elderly German men and women : results from the population-based KORA survey
JournalArticle (Originalarbeit in einer wissenschaftlichen Zeitschrift)
 
ID 1192748
Author(s) Hahn, Valerie; Halle, Martin; Schmidt-Trucksäss, A; Rathmann, W; Meisinger, C; Mielck, A
Author(s) at UniBasel Schmidt-Trucksäss, Arno
Year 2009
Title Physical activity and the metabolic syndrome in elderly German men and women : results from the population-based KORA survey
Journal Diabetes care : the journal of clinical and applied research and education : a journal of the American Diabetes Association
Volume 32
Number 3
Pages / Article-Number 511-3
Abstract OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to determine the optimal duration and intensity of exercise for elderly people for the prevention of the metabolic syndrome. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: The population-based Cooperative Research in the Region of Augsburg (KORA) S4 Survey with 1,653 participants aged 55-74 years was used to investigate the relationship between the metabolic syndrome and physical activity. RESULTS: Fifty-seven percent of men and 48% of women showed clinical symptoms of the metabolic syndrome. Leisure activities were common (>80% walked >30 min/day). Sports activities performed regularly for <or=1 h per week reduced the odds of having the metabolic syndrome (odds ratio 0.70 [95% CI 0.49-1.02] for men and 0.74 [0.53-1.04] for women), and sports activities >2 h per week were even more effective (0.62 [0.42-0.92] for men and 0.59 [0.39-0.89] for women). In contrast, activities such as walking and cycling did not have an additional influence. CONCLUSIONS: Intense physical activity by the elderly should be promoted in addition to leisure physical activity for the prevention of the metabolic syndrome.
Publisher American Diabetes Association
ISSN/ISBN 0149-5992
edoc-URL http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6002997
Full Text on edoc No
Digital Object Identifier DOI 10.2337/dc08-1285
PubMed ID http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19074996
ISI-Number WOS:000264060400027
Document type (ISI) Article
 
   

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