Sun, C and Magnussen, CG and Ponsonby, A-L and Schmidt, MD and Carlin, JB and Huynh, Q and Venn, AJ and Dwyer, T, The contribution of childhood cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity to inflammation in young adults, Obesity: a research journal, 22, (12) pp. 2598-2605. ISSN 1930-7381 (2014) [Refereed Article]
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METHODS: 1,976 children examined in 1985 and re-examined as young adults in 2004-2006 were included. Cardiorespiratory fitness and adiposity were assessed at both waves. CRP and fibrinogen were measured at follow-up.
RESULTS: Higher childhood fitness was associated with lower adult inflammation in both sexes. After adjusting for childhood adiposity, the association with CRP attenuated in males, but remained in females (average reduction of CRP 18.1% (95% CI 11.3-24.4%) per 1-SD increase in childhood fitness). Higher adult fitness, adjusting for childhood fitness (an increase in fitness from childhood to adulthood), was associated with lower adult CRP in females and lower fibrinogen in males. Higher childhood and adulthood adiposity (an increase in adiposity from childhood to adulthood) were associated with higher adult inflammation in both sexes.
CONCLUSIONS: Prevention programs to increase fitness and reduce adiposity in childhood, and maintain a favorable fitness and weight into adulthood, may lead to reduction in adult systemic inflammation.
|Item Type:||Refereed Article|
|Research Division:||Biomedical and Clinical Sciences|
|Research Group:||Cardiovascular medicine and haematology|
|Research Field:||Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)|
|Objective Group:||Clinical health|
|Objective Field:||Clinical health not elsewhere classified|
|UTAS Author:||Magnussen, CG (Associate Professor Costan Magnussen)|
|UTAS Author:||Huynh, Q (Dr Quan Huynh)|
|UTAS Author:||Venn, AJ (Professor Alison Venn)|
|Web of Science® Times Cited:||11|
|Deposited By:||Menzies Institute for Medical Research|
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