Association of the metabolic syndrome with both vigorous and moderate physical activity.
BACKGROUND: Cross-sectional relationships between moderate and vigorous physical activity and the metabolic syndrome (MS) were examined in the Whitehall II study of civil servants (age 45-68 years). We assessed cardiovascular fitness and body mass index (BMI) as possible mediators of the observed association. METHODS: Measures of 2-hour glucose, systolic blood pressure, fasting triglycerides, waist-hip ratio, and high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol were obtained in 5153 white European ...Expand abstract
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