Lipid profile of masters athletes in ice-skating
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
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.
Glycative Stress Research
Society for Glycation Stress Research
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