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High levels of childhood muscular fitness may protect against metabolic syndrome in adult life
 

High levels of childhood muscular fitness may protect against metabolic syndrome in adult life

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About 20-25 percent of adults have the metabolic syndrome and have increased risk of developing both cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
 
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24 Sep 2016 - General
 
Encouraging physical activity during the formative years would really translate to willingness of exercising during the middle age years. Regular exercises prevents insulin resistance, control cholesterol levels, and maintain a healthy waistline. All of this oppose developing metabolic syndrome. Just my 2 cents concerning exercise, encourage kids to participate in sports where they develop muscle mass, coordination, balance, dexterity, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. For those who par...
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Several risk factors are associated with metabolic syndrome. Central obesity, dyslipidemia, insulin resistance and hypertension ultimately increases the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. To add to this problem, metabolic syndrome is also associated with carcinogenesis and studies have shown increased prevalence of breast, pancreatic, colon and liver cancer among those with this disease. Since this disease is multifactorial, then maximal efforts should be done to control risk factors t...
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American College of Sports and medicines have found a link between muscular fitness and metabolic diseases. Recent World Health Organization physical activity guidelines have highlighted the importance of aerobic exercise and muscular strengthening activities. The research studies carried out at American College of Sports and medicines have supported the significance of muscular fitness, cardiorespiratory fitness, and reduced adiposity at the age of 9-15 years in order to reduce the future risks...
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