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Linkage between Oxygen Uptake at Ventilatory Threshold and Muscle Strength in Subjects with and without Metabolic Syndrome

By Nobuyuki Miyatake, Takeshi Saito, Jun Wada, Hidetaka Nishikawa, Sumiko Matsumoto, Motohiko Miyachi, Masafumi Fujii, Hirofumi Makino and Takeyuki Numata

Abstract

We evaluated the linkage between oxygen uptake at the ventilatory threshold (VT) and muscle strength in subjects with and without metabolic syndrome. We used data of 226 Japanese men with metabolic syndrome and 265 Japanese men without the syndrome. Metabolic syndrome has recently been defined by a new criterion in Japan. Oxygen uptake at VT and muscle strength, i.e. grip strength and leg strength were measured. Oxygen uptake at VT and muscle strength/body weight were found to be significantly lower in subjects with metabolic syndrome than in those without the syndrome. However, the differences did not reach significant levels after adjusting for leg strength/body weight or oxygen uptake at VT. A combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training might be considered for preventing and improving metabolic syndrome.</p

Topics: metabolic syndrome, oxygen uptake, ventilatory threshold, muscle strength
Publisher: 'Wiley'
Year: 2007
DOI identifier: 10.18926/AMO/32895
OAI identifier: oai:EPrintsOUDIR.lib.okayama-u.ac.jp:32895
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