Long-term detraining increases the risk of metabolic syndrome in Japanese men

Toshitake Mitsuhashi, Chizumi Yamada, Ako Iida, Noboru Hiratsuka, Fumiyo Inabe, Nami Araida, Kengo Moriyama, Hitoshi Sasamori, Norio Sasamori, Motohiko Miyachi, Eiko Takahashi

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Abstract

Methods: 1109 Japanese men were categorized by their exercise habits. Clinical data, number of MetS risk factors, and differences in lifestyle-related behaviors of the non-training group (n = 233) and the detraining group (n = 483) were compared with those of the training group (n = 87). Results: Waist circumference and body mass index were significantly higher in the non-training group and the detraining group than in the training group, and also higher in the detraining group than in the non-training group. High-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) was lower and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) was higher in the non-training group and the detraining group than in the training group. Both the non-training group and the detraining group had more MetS risk factors than the training group. The odds ratio for smoking was higher in the detraining group than in the training group. Conclusions: Detraining results in similar degrees of obesity, low HDL-C, high LDL-C, and high MetS risk as non-training. To prevent lifestyle-related diseases, it is particularly important not only to encourage adults to become physically active, but also discourage active young people from discontinuing physical exercise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-99
Number of pages5
JournalTokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
Volume36
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Exercise
  • Health behavior
  • Metabolic health
  • Older adults
  • Youth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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