publication . Article . 2010

Actividad física y su asociación con factores de riesgo cardiovascular: Un estudio en adultos jóvenes

Rodrigo Neira Soto; Hugo Amigo; Nicolás Velasco; Patricia Bustos; Antonio Arteaga;
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  • Published: 01 Oct 2010 Journal: Revista médica de Chile, volume 138 (issn: 0034-9887, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SciELO Comision Nacional de Investigacion Cientifica Y Tecnologica (CONICYT)
Abstract
Background: Physical activity (PA) has a protective role in cardiovascular diseases. Aim: To quantify PA in young adults and to correlate it with cardiovascular risk factors. Material and Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed employing the international physical activity questionnaire (IPAQ), to measure the PA of 983 randomly selected young adults from Valparaiso region born between 1974 and 1978. Its results were associated with levels of obesity, insulin resistance and cardiovascular risk factors defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program-Adult Treatment Panel III (NCEP- ATP III) Results: Mean physical activity among men and women was 3731 ...
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free text keywords: General Medicine, Cardiovascular diseases, Motor activity, Endocrinology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Triglyceride, chemistry.chemical_compound, chemistry, Body mass index, Cholesterol, Young adult, business.industry, business, Obesity, medicine.disease, Odds ratio, Insulin resistance, Internal medicine, Physical activity
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