ID 111575
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Lipid profile of masters athletes in ice-skating
Author
Bando, Hiroshi The University of Tokushima|Kitajima Taoka Hospital KAKEN Search Researchers
Nakamura, Takumi Nakamura Orthopedic Clinic and Anti-Aging Center|Doshisha University
Yonei, Yoshikazu Doshisha University
Takenaka, Yuko Kobe University
Seki, Kazuo Japan Masters’ Speed Skating Athletes Association
Keywords
lipid profile
masters athletes
ice-skating
aerobic exercise
resistance
Content Type
Journal Article
Description
Objective: Masters athletes in ice-skating are considered to serve as a model of anti-aging research. Previously, we investigated a study population of such athletes using the Anti-Aging QOL Common Questionnaire (AAQOL), and proposed a method of analysis by category. In this study, blood data from masters athletes in ice-skating were analyzed with a focus on lipid profiles.
Methods: Lipid profiles, a parameter closely associated with glycation stress, were examined in 76 male masters athletes in ice-skating (aged 40-73 years with a mean age of 54.2 ± 9.5 years).
Results: With regard to body mass index (BMI), triglyceride (TG), high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL), low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (LDL), LDL/HDL, and atherogenic index (AI), the values were often within their respective normal ranges for 84.2%-98.6% of the subjects. A significant correlation was found in the combinations of parameters BMI and TG (r = 0.31), BMI and AI (r = 0.22), TG and HDL (r = 0.52), TG and AI (r = 0.57), and TG and HDL/LDL (r = 0.29).
Conclusion: The results of the present study are believed to be highly significant as it was conducted using an exclusive limited population of subjects as a model of anti-aging medicines with nearly uniform lifestyles; the results of such a population have not been reported to date. This study provides meaningful basic data for future research. The results of the present study revealed characteristic findings, including low TG, hyper-HDL-emia, and BMI-lipid correlations, along with evidence for low levels of glycation stress, suggesting that the exercise habits of these subjects maintained over many years might have a favorable effect. It should be noted, however, that the present study involves a limitation from the analytical viewpoint of lipid profile only; it will be necessary to investigate correlations with lifestyles, cardiopulmonary function, exercise function, and other factors, as well as lipid profiles.
Journal Title
Glycative Stress Research
ISSN
21883610
21883602
Publisher
Society for Glycation Stress Research
Volume
2
Issue
2
Start Page
52
End Page
57
Published Date
2015-06-30
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language
eng
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departments
Medical Sciences