Asociación entre obesidad y baja capacidad muscular y función cardiorrespiratoria, factores de riesgo cardiometabólico en niños colombianos

Translated title of the contribution: Association between obesity and low muscular and cardiorespiratory capacity, cardiometabolic risk factors in Colombian children

P. López-Jaramillo, D. Gómez-Arbeláez, D. D. Cohen, P. A. Camacho, K. Rincón-Romero, C. Hormiga, J. J. Rey, J. Trejos-Suárez, C. Velandia-Carrillo, P. Cure-Ramírez, M. Hubal, E. Hoffman

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Abstract

Objective: To examine the association between cardio respiratory and muscular fitness and the presence of obesity and other cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in school children. Material and method: Cross-sectional study, conducted in 336 school children (boys and girls) in grade 5° and 6° of public schools in the city of Bucaramanga, Colombia. Results: Significant inverse correlations were found between body mass index (BMI) and grip strength adjusted for weight (-0532) (P <0.001), long jump (-0248) (P <0.001) and Yo-Yo test (-0.321) (P <0.001). The maximum grip strength was correlated inversely with systolic blood pressure (SBP) (-0115) (p <0.05). Conclusion: Obesity assessed by BMI and body fat percent is inversely related with muscular and cardio respiratory fitness in Colombian school children.

Translated title of the contributionAssociation between obesity and low muscular and cardiorespiratory capacity, cardiometabolic risk factors in Colombian children
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)17-23
Number of pages7
JournalTrauma (Spain)
Volume24
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013
Externally publishedYes

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