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Fat v Fit: college years.

Prof Jennifer M Sacheck tracked over 550 students at Tufts College, checking their fitness (3 minute step test) against bodyfat levels, and 4 measures of risk for metabolic syndrome.

In general, the students had lower body fat percentages than the general population of similar age, but a surprising number already proved at risk of metabolic syndrome.

Physical fitness appeared to have a greater impact on certain metabolic risk factors than body fat. Being fit correlated with lower triglycerides and higher HDL, the healthy cholesterol, in women and lower blood glucose levels in men.”


June 17, 2010 - Posted by | Activity, Bodyfat%, Exercise, Health, Jennifer M Sacheck, Metabolic syndrome, Obesity, Weight management

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