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Lower grip strength in youth with obesity identifies those with increased cardiometabolic risk

Laitinen, TT, Saner, C, Nuotio, J, Sabin, MA, Fraser, BJ ORCID: 0000-0002-1752-5431, Harcourt, B, Juonala, M, Burgner, DP and Magnussen, CG ORCID: 0000-0002-6238-5730 2020 , 'Lower grip strength in youth with obesity identifies those with increased cardiometabolic risk' , Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, vol. 14, no. 3 , pp. 286-289 , doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2020.04.004.

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Abstract

Background: We examined whether grip strength differentiates youth with obesity with increased cardiometabolic risk. Methods: The sample comprised 43 youth with severe obesity (mean age 14.8, standard deviation 3.0 years) enrolled in the Childhood Overweight BioRepository of Australia. Grip strength was normalized to body mass and categorized as low and moderate/high. Results: Youth with low grip strength had higher systolic blood pressure (mean difference 13mmHg), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (0.26mmol/l), continuous metabolic syndrome score (0.36), and carotid intima-media thickness (0.05mm) compared with those with moderate/high grip strength. Conclusions: Low grip strength may differentiate youth with obesity with increased cardiometabolic risk.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Laitinen, TT and Saner, C and Nuotio, J and Sabin, MA and Fraser, BJ and Harcourt, B and Juonala, M and Burgner, DP and Magnussen, CG
Keywords: adolescents, cardiovascular risk, carotid intima-media thickness, children, grip strength, muscular strength, physical fitness
Journal or Publication Title: Obesity Research and Clinical Practice
Publisher: Elsevier BV
ISSN: 1871-403X
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.orcp.2020.04.004
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© 2020 Asia Oceania Association for the Study of Obesity. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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