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Time spent in sedentary posture is associated with waist circumference and cardiovascular risk

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Obesity, January 2017
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Title
Time spent in sedentary posture is associated with waist circumference and cardiovascular risk
Published in
International Journal of Obesity, January 2017
DOI 10.1038/ijo.2017.30
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W W Tigbe, M H Granat, N Sattar, M E J Lean

Abstract

The relationship between metabolic risk and time spent sitting, standing and stepping has not been well established. The present study aimed to determine associations of objectively measured time spent siting, standing and stepping, with coronary heart disease (CHD) risk. A cross-sectional study of healthy non-smoking Glasgow postal workers, n=111 (55 office-workers, 5 women, and 56 walking/delivery-workers, 10 women), who wore activPAL physical activity monitors for seven days. Cardiovascular risks were assessed by metabolic syndrome categorisation and 10-y PROCAM risk. Mean(s.d.) age was 40(8) years, BMI 26.9(3.9)kg/m(2) and waist circumference 95.4(11.9)cm. Mean(s.d.) HDL-cholesterol 1.33(0.31), LDL-cholesterol 3.11(0.87), triglycerides 1.23(0.64)mmol/l and 10-y PROCAM risk 1.8(1.7)%. Participants spent mean(s.d.) 9.1(1.8)h/d sedentary, 7.6(1.2)h/d sleeping, 3.9(1.1)h/d standing and 3.3(0.9)h/d stepping, accumulating 14,708(4,984)steps/d in 61(25) sit-to-stand transitions per day. In univariate regressions-adjusting for age, sex, family history of CHD, shift worked, job type and socio-economic status-waist circumference (P=0.005), fasting triglycerides (P=0.002), HDL-cholesterol (P=0.001) and PROCAM-risk (P=0.047) were detrimentally associated with sedentary time. These associations remained significant after further adjustment for sleep, standing and stepping in stepwise regression models. However, after further adjustment for waist circumference, the associations were not significant. Compared to those without the metabolic syndrome, participants with the metabolic syndrome were significantly less active-fewer steps, shorter stepping duration and longer time sitting. Those with no metabolic syndrome features walked >15 000 steps/day, or spent >7 h/day upright. Longer time spent in sedentary posture is significantly associated with higher CHD risk and larger waist circumference.International Journal of Obesity accepted article preview online, 31 January 2017. doi:10.1038/ijo.2017.30.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 74 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 13 17%
Unspecified 12 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 11 15%
Student > Bachelor 9 12%
Researcher 8 11%
Other 22 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 21%
Unspecified 15 20%
Sports and Recreations 11 15%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 7 9%
Other 16 21%

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