The relation between isotonic leg extension strength and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in male adults

Daisuke Minamishima, Kaijun Niu, Haruki Momma, Yoritoshi Kobayashi, L. E.I. Guan, Mika Sato, G. Hui, Kenji Ishii, Ryoichi Nagatomi

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Abstract

[Purpose] To investigate the relation between isotonic leg extension strength (ILES) and the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MS) in Japanese male adults. [Methods] This cross-sectional study included 395 Japanese men. Metabolic syndrome was determined according to the criteria of International Diabetes Federation (IDF), Japan Society for the Study of Obesity (JASSO), or National Cholesterol Education Program's Adults Treatment Panel III (NCEP-ATPIII). Muscular strength was measured on a horizontal dynamometer. Subjects were divided into tertile levels according to ILES (watts/kg). Multiple logistic regression analysis was used to examine the relation between ILES levels and the prevalence of MS. [Results] The prevalence of MS were 14.4% (IDF), 17.0%(JASSO), and 20.0% (NCEP-ATPIII). After adjustment for confounding factors, the odd's ratios (95% confidence interval) of MS (IDF) compared with the lowest ILES level were 0.90 (0.48-1.68) and 0.31 (0.13-0.64) in the middle and high levels of ILES (p for trend=0.03). The association between the level of ILES and the prevalence of MS by JASSO and NCEP-ATPIU criteria were similar. [Conclusion] The prevalence of MS was associated with the level of ILES.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-356
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Aug

Keywords

  • Isotonic leg extension strength
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Physical activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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