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Association between a comprehensive movement assessment and metabolically healthy overweight obese adults

MacLeod, L., Bouchard, D.R., Hebert, J.J., Boudreau, J.G. and Sénéchal, M. (2020) Association between a comprehensive movement assessment and metabolically healthy overweight obese adults. Scientific Reports, 10 (1).

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Physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior are associated with metabolic health in overweight and obese individuals. However, the role of comprehensive health-related movement guidelines on PA, recreational screen time, and sleep among Metabolically Healthy Overweight-Obese (MHO) individuals is unknown. We investigated differences in comprehensive movement assessment scores between adults classified as MHO or Non-MHO. The sample included 513 adults (46.2% male), aged 19 to 85 years, body mass index (BMI) ≥ 25, from cycle 2005–2006 of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Comprehensive movement assessment outcomes were defined as meeting modified 24-Hour Movement Guidelines criteria, with thresholds adapted for adults. 13.8% of participants were MHO (normal serum glucose, triglycerides, HDL-cholesterol, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure). Only 1.4% of MHO participants met all guidelines. MHO and Non-MHO participants had similar comprehensive movement assessment scores (MHO: 18.3% vs. Non-MHO: 10.9%; p = 0.072). MHO individuals had less continuous recreational screen time than Non-MHO individuals (1.8 ± 1.4 hrs/day vs. 2.5 ± 1.6 hrs/day; p < 0.001). Meeting the recreational screen time recommendation was the only variable associated with the MHO phenotype (OR:4.84 95%CI: 2.33–10.07). This association remained after adjusting for age, sex, ethnicity, education, and BMI (OR: 3.53 95%CI: 1.72–7.24). Our results suggest the importance of limiting recreational screen time in adults to optimize cardiometabolic risk profile in individuals living with overweight or obesity. Using movement guidelines with a screen time component to assess the risk associated with health outcomes in adults appears to provide a better assessment.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Psychology and Exercise Science
Publisher: Springer Nature
Copyright: © The Author(s) 2020
United Nations SDGs: Goal 3: Good Health and Well-Being
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