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Lower grip strength in youth with obesity identifies those with increased cardiometabolic risk

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Laitinen, TT and Saner, C and Nuotio, J and Sabin, MA and Fraser, BJ and Harcourt, B and Juonala, M and Burgner, DP and Magnussen, CG, Lower grip strength in youth with obesity identifies those with increased cardiometabolic risk, Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 14, (3) pp. 286-289. ISSN 1871-403X (2020) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.orcp.2020.04.004

Abstract

Background: We examined whether grip strength differentiates youth with obesity with increased cardiometabolic risk.

Methods: The sample comprised 43 youth with severe obesity (mean age 14.8, standard deviation 3.0 years) enrolled in the Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia. Grip strength was normalized to body mass and categorized as low and moderate/high.

Results: Youth with low grip strength had higher systolic blood pressure (mean difference 13mmHg), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (0.26mmol/l), continuous metabolic syndrome score (0.36), and carotid intima-media thickness (0.05mm) compared with those with moderate/high grip strength.

Conclusions: Low grip strength may differentiate youth with obesity with increased cardiometabolic risk.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:adolescents, cardiovascular risk, carotid intima-media thickness, children, grip strength, muscular strength, physical fitness
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Cardiorespiratory Medicine and Haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Cardiovascular System and Diseases
UTAS Author:Fraser, BJ (Dr Brooklyn Fraser)
UTAS Author:Magnussen, CG (Dr Costan Magnussen)
ID Code:139729
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2020-06-30
Last Modified:2020-06-30
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