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dc.contributor.author Peterson, MJ
dc.contributor.author Morey, MC
dc.contributor.author Giuliani, C
dc.contributor.author Pieper, CF
dc.contributor.author Evenson, KR
dc.contributor.author Mercer, V
dc.contributor.author Visser, M
dc.contributor.author Brach, JS
dc.contributor.author Kritchevsky, SB
dc.contributor.author Goodpaster, BH
dc.contributor.author Rubin, S
dc.contributor.author Satterfield, S
dc.contributor.author Simonsick, EM
dc.contributor.author Health ABC Study
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-15T16:46:32Z
dc.date.issued 2010-08
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20367219
dc.identifier.citation Metab Syndr Relat Disord, 2010, 8 (4), pp. 317 - 322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/3323
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: The specific health benefits of meeting physical activity guidelines are unclear in older adults. We examined the association between meeting, not meeting, or change in status of meeting physical activity guidelines through walking and the 5-year incidence of metabolic syndrome in older adults. METHODS: A total of 1,863 Health, Aging, and Body Composition (Health ABC) Study participants aged 70-79 were followed for 5 years (1997-1998 to 2002-2003). Four walking groups were created based on self-report during years 1 and 6: Sustained low (Year 1, <150 min/week, and year 6, <150 min/week), decreased (year 1, >150 min/week, and year 6, <150 min/week), increased (year 1, <150 min/week, and year 6, >150 min/week), and sustained high (year 1, >150 min/week, and year 6, >150 min/week). Based on the Adult Treatment Panel III (ATP III) panel guidelines, the metabolic syndrome criterion was having three of five factors: Large waist circumference, elevated blood pressure, triglycerides, blood glucose, and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) levels. RESULTS: Compared to the sustained low group, the sustained high group had a 39% reduction in odds of incident metabolic syndrome [adjusted odds ratio (OR) = 0.61; 95% confidence interval (CI), 0.40-0.93], and a significantly lower likelihood of developing the number of metabolic syndrome risk factors that the sustained low group developed over 5 years (beta = -0.16, P = 0.04). CONCLUSIONS: Meeting or exceeding the physical activity guidelines via walking significantly reduced the odds of incident metabolic syndrome and onset of new metabolic syndrome components in older adults. This protective association was found only in individuals who sustained high levels of walking for physical activity.
dc.format.extent 317 - 322
dc.language ENG
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Metab Syndr Relat Disord
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1089/met.2009.0090
dc.subject Activities of Daily Living
dc.subject Aged
dc.subject Aging
dc.subject Body Composition
dc.subject Cohort Studies
dc.subject Exercise
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Logistic Models
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Metabolic Syndrome X
dc.subject Socioeconomic Factors
dc.subject Walking
dc.title Walking in old age and development of metabolic syndrome: the health, aging, and body composition study.
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
duke.date.pubdate 2010-8-0 en_US
duke.description.endpage 322 en_US
duke.description.issue 4 en_US
duke.description.startpage 317 en_US
duke.description.volume 8 en_US
dc.relation.journal Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders en_US
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20367219
pubs.issue 4
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Faculty
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Basic Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Basic Science Departments/Biostatistics & Bioinformatics
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Medicine/Medicine, Geriatrics
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers/Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 8
dc.identifier.eissn 1557-8518

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