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Influence of lifestyle choices on metabolic risk has distinct gender and age differences

dc.contributor.authorSmith, Carineen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorEssop, Mogammad Faadielen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-31T12:47:30Z
dc.date.available2019-01-31T12:47:30Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationSmith, C. & Essop, M. F. 2014. Influence of lifestyle choices on metabolic risk has distinct gender and age differences. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 1(1):13-19, doi:10.4103/2348-8093.129722
dc.identifier.issn2348-8093 (online)
dc.identifier.issn2348-8832 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.4103/2348-8093.129722
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/105377
dc.descriptionCITATION: Smith, C. & Essop, M. F. 2014. Influence of lifestyle choices on metabolic risk has distinct gender and age differences. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology, 1(1):13-19, doi:10.4103/2348-8093.129722.
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dc.description.abstractBackground and Aim: We aimed to determine the incidence of metabolic syndrome risk factors in young and older university campus population. The infl uence of life-style choices on the physiological risk profi le was also assessed. Methods: For this cross-sectional study, 335 volunteers were recruited from the main campus of Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape, South Africa. Complete data sets were available for 200 subjects (older males n = 35; older females n = 53; young males n = 27 and young females n = 85). Venous blood samples were collected and analyzed for fasting levels of glucose, triglycerides (TG) and total cholesterol. In addition, height, body mass, waist and hip circumferences as well as resting pulse rate and blood pressure (BP), were determined and body mass index was calculated. Subjects also completed a questionnaire on life-style choices. Results: Central obesity and high BP was the major risk factors contributing to metabolic risk in the older population, while increased fasting TG level was the most common risk factor in young females. Gender differences in the young population included relatively higher cholesterol in females and higher BP in males. Although younger males consumed fast food more often than older males, the older population consumed signifi cantly more alcohol and exercised signifi cantly less. Conclusion: We conclude that different generations and gender difference may have different etiologies for metabolic risk. Therefore, the preventative education on metabolic risk and monitoring of disease progression should be optimized for individual groups and revised regularly in order to accommodate these differencesen_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.ijcep.org/article.asp?issn=2348-8832;year=2014;volume=1;issue=1;spage=13;epage=19;aulast=Smith
dc.format.extent7 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherMedknow Publications
dc.subjectMetabolic syndromeen_ZA
dc.subjectNutritionen_ZA
dc.subjectChronic diseasesen_ZA
dc.titleInfluence of lifestyle choices on metabolic risk has distinct gender and age differencesen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's version
dc.rights.holderInternational Journal of Clinical and Experimental Physiology


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