Journal article

The association between muscular power from childhood to adulthood and adult measures of glucose homeostasis.

Brooklyn J Fraser, Leigh Blizzard, Michael D Schmidt, Terence Dwyer, Alison J Venn, Costan G Magnussen

Scand J Med Sci Sports | Published : 2019

Abstract

This study aimed to assess whether the longitudinal association between childhood muscular fitness and adult measures of glucose homeostasis persist despite changes in muscular fitness across the life course. This prospective longitudinal study included 586 participants who had their muscular power (standing long jump distance), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), and waist circumference measured as children (aged 9, 12, 15 years) and again 20 years later as adults. In adulthood, these participants also provided a fasting blood sample which was tested for glucose and insulin. Glucose homeostasis measures including insulin resistance (HOMA2-IR) and beta cell function (HOMA2-β) were estimated. Ch..

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