The association between cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic risk in children is mediated by abdominal adiposity: the HAPPY study

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/582425
Title:
The association between cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic risk in children is mediated by abdominal adiposity: the HAPPY study
Authors:
Bailey, Daniel Paul ( 0000-0003-3772-630X ) ; Savory, Louise A.; Denton, Sarah J.; Kerr, Catherine J.
Abstract:
Background: It is unclear whether cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is independently linked to cardiometabolic risk in children. This study investigated a) the association between CRF level and presence of cardiometabolic risk disorders using health-related cut points, and b) whether these associations were mediated by abdominal adiposity in children. Methods: This was a cross-sectional design study. Anthropometry, biochemical parameters and CRF were assessed in 147 schoolchildren (75 girls) aged 10-14 years. CRF was determined using a maximal cycle ergometer test. Children were classified as ‘fit’ or ‘unfit’ according to published thresholds. Logistic regression was used to investigate the odds of having individual and clustered cardiometabolic risk factors according to CRF level and whether abdominal adiposity mediated these associations. Results: Children classified as unfit had increased odds of presenting individual and clustered cardiometabolic risk factors (p < 0.05), but these associations no longer remained after adjusting for abdominal adiposity (p > 0.05). Conclusions: This study suggests that the association between CRF and cardiometabolic risk is mediated by abdominal adiposity in 10-14 year-old children and that abdominal adiposity may be a more important determinant of adverse cardiometabolic health in this age group.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; Newcastle University; Oxford Brookes University
Citation:
Bailey, D.P., Savory, L.A., Denton, S.J., Kerry, C.J. (20145) 'The Association Between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children is Mediated by Abdominal Adiposity: The HAPPY Study'. J Phys Act Health
Publisher:
Human Kinetics
Journal:
Journal of physical activity & health
Issue Date:
13-Oct-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/582425
DOI:
10.1123/jpah.2014-0311
PubMed ID:
25324427
Additional Links:
http://journals.humankinetics.com/jpah-in-press/jpah-in-press/the-association-between-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-children-is-mediated-by-abdominal-adiposity-the-happy-study
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1543-5474
Appears in Collections:
Physical Activity and Health

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dc.contributor.authorBailey, Daniel Paulen
dc.contributor.authorSavory, Louise A.en
dc.contributor.authorDenton, Sarah J.en
dc.contributor.authorKerr, Catherine J.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-20T12:25:06Zen
dc.date.available2015-11-20T12:25:06Zen
dc.date.issued2014-10-13en
dc.identifier.citationBailey, D.P., Savory, L.A., Denton, S.J., Kerry, C.J. (20145) 'The Association Between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children is Mediated by Abdominal Adiposity: The HAPPY Study'. J Phys Act Healthen
dc.identifier.issn1543-5474en
dc.identifier.pmid25324427en
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/jpah.2014-0311en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/582425en
dc.description.abstractBackground: It is unclear whether cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is independently linked to cardiometabolic risk in children. This study investigated a) the association between CRF level and presence of cardiometabolic risk disorders using health-related cut points, and b) whether these associations were mediated by abdominal adiposity in children. Methods: This was a cross-sectional design study. Anthropometry, biochemical parameters and CRF were assessed in 147 schoolchildren (75 girls) aged 10-14 years. CRF was determined using a maximal cycle ergometer test. Children were classified as ‘fit’ or ‘unfit’ according to published thresholds. Logistic regression was used to investigate the odds of having individual and clustered cardiometabolic risk factors according to CRF level and whether abdominal adiposity mediated these associations. Results: Children classified as unfit had increased odds of presenting individual and clustered cardiometabolic risk factors (p < 0.05), but these associations no longer remained after adjusting for abdominal adiposity (p > 0.05). Conclusions: This study suggests that the association between CRF and cardiometabolic risk is mediated by abdominal adiposity in 10-14 year-old children and that abdominal adiposity may be a more important determinant of adverse cardiometabolic health in this age group.en
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHuman Kineticsen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.humankinetics.com/jpah-in-press/jpah-in-press/the-association-between-cardiorespiratory-fitness-and-cardiometabolic-risk-in-children-is-mediated-by-abdominal-adiposity-the-happy-studyen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Journal of physical activity & healthen
dc.subjectcardiometabolic healthen
dc.subjectfitnessen
dc.subjectC600 Sports Scienceen
dc.subjectabdominal adiposityen
dc.titleThe association between cardiorespiratory fitness and cardiometabolic risk in children is mediated by abdominal adiposity: the HAPPY studyen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentNewcastle Universityen
dc.contributor.departmentOxford Brookes Universityen
dc.identifier.journalJournal of physical activity & healthen

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