The relationship of physical activity to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level in a sample of community-dwelling older adults from Amazonas, Brazil

TitreThe relationship of physical activity to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol level in a sample of community-dwelling older adults from Amazonas, Brazil
Type de publicationJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuteursGouveia, ÉR, Ihle, A, Kliegel, M, Freitas, DL, Jurema, J, Tinôco, MA, Odim, A, Machado, FT, Muniz, BR, Antunes, AA, Ornelas, RT, Gouveia, BR
JournalArchives of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Volume73
Pagination195–198
ISSN0167-4943
Mots-clésBody fat distribution, Dyslipidemia, liveswebsite, Modifiable behavior patterns, socioeconomic status
Résumé

Objectives (1) To study the relation of physical activity (PA) to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and (2) to investigate if the strength of these associations holds after adjustments for sex, age, and other key correlates. Methods This study included 550 older adults from Amazonas. HDL-C was derived from fasting blood samples. PA at sport and leisure, smoking, alcohol consumption, and socioeconomic status (SES) were interviewed. Waist circumference (WACI) was assessed. Results HDL-C was positively related to PA sport, PA leisure, and SES (0.22≤r≤0.34; p≤0.001) and negatively related to smoking and WACI (r≤−0.10; p{\textless}0.05). Controlling for sex and age did not affect these relationships. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that the relation of HDL-C to PA sport and leisure remained significant when controlling for all other investigated correlates (0.14≤β≤0.24; p≤0.001). Discussion In order to prevent low HDL-C in older adults, promoting PA seems to be an important additional component besides common recommendations concerning weight reduction.

URLhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167494317301875
DOI10.1016/j.archger.2017.08.004