Longitudinal associations between handgrip strength and cardiovascular biomarkers among rural adults: A Project FRONTIER

Youngdeok Kim, Joaquin Gonzales, Reddy P. Hemachandra

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Abstract

This study examined longitudinal relationships between maximal handgrip strength and cardiovascular disease (CVD) biomarkers adults living in rural areas. Data for this study came from Project FRONTIER (N=138; 59±12y, average 2.8 follow-up years), an ongoing epidemiological study monitoring the health of rural adults in Northwest Texas, USA. Strength normalized to body mass index and CVD biomarkers including triglycerides, fasting blood glucose, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), waist circumference (WC), and blood pressure (BP) were obtained. The associations between strength and CVD biomarkers were examined at baseline, with strength as a predictor of the annual change in biomarkers, and in a parallel fashion between the annual change in strength and CVD biomarkers. After adjusting for demographic information, results for the total sample showed strength to associate with WC (b= -13.6, P<.001) and diastolic BP (b=6.1, P=.025) at baseline. Strength was not found to predict
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)9-17
JournalJournal of Aging and Physical Activity
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2020

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