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Weight and Obesity Exercise Inflammation

Waist Circumference And Low Fitness Link Revealed

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Posted on Feb 07, 2018, 11 a.m.

A correlation between large waist size as well as a high degree of inflammation and low fitness levels has been identified by a study and has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

 

Excess fat present in the abdominal region can be signified by waist circumference, studies have indicated that excess abdominal fat can elevate the risks of metabolic diseases and chronic system inflammation. The researchers in this current study set out to investigate the links between fitness and low grade inflammation, they also examined if there was a correlation with BMI.

A correlation between large waist size as well as a high degree of inflammation and low fitness levels has been identified by a study and has been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

 

Excess fat present in the abdominal region can be signified by waist circumference, studies have indicated that excess abdominal fat can elevate the risks of metabolic diseases and chronic system inflammation. The researchers in this current study set out to investigate the links between fitness and low grade inflammation, they also examined if there was a correlation with BMI.

 

Data from the Danish National Health Examination Survey was collected to analysis data of 10,976 individuals. Each of the individuals were subjected to a V02max oxygen uptake test in order to assess their physical fitness level. Each individual had blood samples taken to evaluate the level of C-reactive protein of nonspecific biomarkers of low grade inflammation that were present within their bodies detectable in the blood, and their weight, height, waist circumference documented.

 

The findings of the current study indicated that higher levels of fitness were correlated with a smaller waist size, and a lower degree of inflammation that was independent of BMI. Fitness has been shown to be inversely associated with both abdominal adiposity and low grade inflammation regardless of BMI.

 

The scientist acknowledged that there were a few possible limitations that may have affected the study such as the overall results suggested that heightened fitness levels may reduce inflammation and abdominal fat mass which may improve metabolic health irrespective of BMI.

 

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https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/p-lfi011118.php

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