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Title: Skinfold Thickness as a Cardiometabolic Risk Predictor in Sedentary and Active Adult Populations
Authors: González Torres, Yesica Sughey
Anaya Esparza, Luis Miguel
Trigueros del Valle, Gabriel Fermín
Rivera León, Edgar Alfonso
Villagrán de la Mora, Blanca Zuamí
Sánchez Enríquez, Sergio
Keywords: body composition
cardiometabolic health
insulin resistance
blood pressure
Issue Date: Sep-2023
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: González-Torres, S.; Anaya- Esparza, L.M.; Trigueros del Valle, G.F.; Rivera-León, E.A.; Villagrán, Z.; Sánchez-Enríquez, S. Skinfold Thickness as a Cardiometabolic Risk Predictor in Sedentary and Active Adult Populations. J. Pers. Med. 2023, 13, 1326. jpm13091326
Series/Report no.: Journal of Personalized Medicine;13(9), 1326
Abstract: Studies report that increased body fat can lead to health risks for individuals. However, some methods used for analyzing adiposity did not identify its distribution in the human body because they are typically measured using bioimpedance scales. This study aims to associate the presence of cardiometabolic risk factors in sedentary and active adult populations through anthropometric methods based on skinfold thickness measurements. A cross-sectional study was conducted on 946 adults aged between 18 and 79 years with prior informed consent. Clinical, anthropometric, and biochemical parameters, as well as some cardiometabolic risk factors, were evaluated. Almost half of the population (45.1%; n = 427) is sedentary. A significant association was found between the sum of the skinfolds (bicipital, tricipital, subscapular, and suprailiac) and the cardiometabolic risk factors evaluated, highlighting the cardiovascular risk associated with abdominal obesity, risk of insulin resistance, as well as the development of hyperglycemia, and hypertriglyceridemia. The bicipital fold was thicker (19.67 mm) in the population with a sedentary lifestyle than in the physically active population (18.30 mm). Furthermore, the skinfolds that predict higher metabolic risks were suprailiac and subscapular in sedentary and active populations. Thus, these skinfold measurements could be considered in assessing the adult population for early cardiometabolic risk detection, even in healthy and physically active people.
Description: Artículo
ISSN: 2075-4426
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