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The relationship of physical activity to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level in a sample of community-dwelling older adults from Amazonas, Brazil

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Gouveia, Élvio R.
Freitas, Duarte L.
Jurema, Jefferson
Tinôco, Maria A.
Odim, Angeany
Machado, Floramara T.
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Published in Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 2017, vol. 73, p. 195-198
Abstract Objectives (1) To study the relation of physical activity (PA) to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and (2) to investigate if the strength of these associations holds after adjustments for sex, age, and other key correlates. Methods This study included 550 older adults from Amazonas. HDL-C was derived from fasting blood samples. PA at sport and leisure, smoking, alcohol consumption, and socioeconomic status (SES) were interviewed. Waist circumference (WACI) was assessed. Results HDL-C was positively related to PA sport, PA leisure, and SES (0.22 ≤ r ≤ 0.34; p ≤ 0.001) and negatively related to smoking and WACI (r ≤ −0.10; p < 0.05). Controlling for sex and age did not affect these relationships. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that the relation of HDL-C to PA sport and leisure remained significant when controlling for all other investigated correlates (0.14 ≤ β ≤ 0.24; p ≤ 0.001). Discussion In order to prevent low HDL-C in older adults, promoting PA seems to be an important additional component besides common recommendations concerning weight reduction.
Keywords DyslipidemiaBody fat distributionModifiable behavior patternsSocioeconomic status
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PMID: 28822921
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GOUVEIA, Élvio R. et al. The relationship of physical activity to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level in a sample of community-dwelling older adults from Amazonas, Brazil. In: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 2017, vol. 73, p. 195-198. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:103502

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