Relación entre capacidad aeróbica y variables antropométricas en mujeres jóvenes físicamente inactivas de la ciudad de Concepción, Chile

Translated title of the contribution: Relationship between aerobic capacity and antrophometric variables in young women physicaly inactivite from Concepción city, Chile

Andrea González Rojas, OSCAR ANDRES ACHIARDI TAPIA

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Abstract

Purpose: to determine which anthropometric variable (body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC) or waist-to-height ratio (W/Ht) has a better relationship with VO2peak in young physically inactive women from Concepción, Chile. Methods: 31 physically inactive women from Concepción, Chile (age 20.39±1.58 years; weight 59.20±7.84 Kg; height 1.60±0.05 m) were assessed in three stages: general information collection, anthropometric measuring (weight, height, WC, W/Ht, and BMI), and aerobic capacity determination, using Bruce’s protocol associated to ergospirometry. For statistical analysis, Pearson’s correlation coefficient was used, with p<0.05. Results: there is an inverse and moderate relationship between BMI, WC, and W/Ht with VO2peak in young physically inactive women from Concepción. Chile. W/Ht shows a higher correlation (r=-0.57; p<0.01) than CC (r=-0.49; p<0.01) and IMC (r=-0.45; p=0.01). Conclusions: W/Ht shows a better relationship with VO2peak than WC and BMI in young physically inactive women from Concepción, resulting in the anthropometric variable that most precisely determines cardiometabolic risk.

Translated title of the contributionRelationship between aerobic capacity and antrophometric variables in young women physicaly inactivite from Concepción city, Chile
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)18-23
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Chilena de Nutricion
Volume43
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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