Departmental Bulletin Paper Correlation between Fitness Levels/ Body Fat/ Blood Lipids/ HbA1c and Blood Pressure in Middle-aged and Elderly Men and Women

Ebisu, Toshimitsu  ,  Yokoya, Tomohisa  ,  Sugiura, Hiroki  ,  Yoshida, Shinsaku

(47)  , pp.232 - 237 , 2017-07-11
The purpose of this study was to determine the correlation between fitness levels, body fat, blood lipids, hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) and blood pressure in middle-aged and elderly men and women. Three hundred and sixty one individuals, 116 men and 245 women, volunteered to be subjects in this study. Informed consent was obtained from all of the subjects by explaining the purpose and the methods of this study. The variables of this study were: grip strength, open-eyes foot-balance, sit-ups, trunk flexion in sitting position, toe strength, total cholesterol (TC), high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglyceride (TG) and HbA1c,percent body fat (%Fat) and systolic and diastolic blood pressures. According to this study, toe strength values are positively correlated with grip strength and open-eyes foot-balance in almost all age groups. Significant interrelationships between TC, HDL-C, LDL-C, TG, HbA1c and systolic and diastolic blood pressure values can be seen.

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