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The relative importance of aerobic capacity, physical activity and body mass index in impaired glucose toleranceand Type 2 diabetes
NTNU.
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6558-3129
Högskolen i Nord-Tröndelag.
NTNU.
2012 (English)In: Vulnerable Groups & Inclusion, ISSN 2000-8023, Vol. 3Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aim: To investigate the relative importance of aerobic capacity, physical activity and body mass index (BMI) for discriminating between people with Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) or Type 2 diabetes and healthy controls. Method: Variables included scores on estimated VO2-max (ml/kg/min) by walking the UKK walking-test, responses to questions on self-reported physical activity and BMI. Design: Participants were recruited into groups of IGT, Type 2 diabetes and healthy controls (N64). Statistical analyses were performed by multifactor ANOVA, bivariate correlations and logistic regression. Result: Obesity, as indicated by BMI, was most evident in the IGT and Type 2 diabetes groups when jointly compared with the healthy controls (p=0.004, OR ≥16.00). However, when separately compared with the healthy controls, BMI scores strongly discriminated between the IGT versus healthy controls but failed to distinguish between Type 2 diabetes and healthy controls. Scores for aerobic capacity and level of physical activity failed to distinguish between healthy controls and IGT as well as Type 2 diabetes status. Conclusion: BMI was significantly associated with IGT whereas aerobic capacity and level of physical activity were not predictive of group status for IGT and Type 2 diabetes. The results indicated that primary health care should focus on all means for weight reduction, including physical activity and other life style changes, in order to prevent individuals from escalating into IGT in order to prevent risk of Type 2 diabetes.

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Co-action Publishing , 2012. Vol. 3
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Aerobic capacity, body weight, exercise level, hyperglycemia
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-17635DOI: 10.3402/vgi.v3i0.10232OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-17635DiVA: diva2:575579
Available from: 2012-12-10 Created: 2012-12-10 Last updated: 2016-10-17Bibliographically approved

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