The Association Between Measures of Fitness and Metabolic Health in Treatment-Seeking Youth with Obesity

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  • RESULTS: Sixty-nine participants (21 boys, 48 girls) were included in this analysis. Of these, 46% (n = 32) met the criteria for metabolic syndrome. No differences were found between boys and girls for any variable analyzed. Muscular strength was positively associated with cMetS (r = 0.35), though this association weakened after adjustment for body mass index percentile. CRF was inversely associated with homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) (r = -0.26) and fasting insulin (r = -0.27). Body fat percentage was positively associated with insulin (r = 0.36). No significant relationship was found between CRF and cMetS.
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  • Guseman EH; Cauffman SP; Tucker JM; Smith L; Eisenmann JC; Stratbucker W
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  • 107
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  • 111
  • Volume

  • 15
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  • 3