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Relationship of Metabolic Diseases with Physical Activity Depending on Age
Korean J Clin Lab Sci 2018;50:144-154  
Published on June 30, 2018
Copyright © 2018 Korean Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.

Hyo Kyung Lim1, Jae Woong Sull2,3, Beom Seok Park2,3, Ji Young Mun2,3, Min Hwa Hong4, Yoori Lee4, Min Ji Hwang1, Mi Na Lee1, Ji Young Lee1, In Sik Kim1,4

1Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, School of Medicine, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea
2Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, College of Health Science, Eulji University, Seongnam, Korea
3Department of Senior Healthcare, BK21 plus program, Graduate School, Eulji University, Seongnam, Korea
4Department of Senior Healthcare, BK21 plus program, Graduate School, Eulji University, Daejeon, Korea
Correspondence to: In Sik Kim
Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, School of Medicine, Eulji University, Gyeryoung-ro 771-77, Jung-Gu, Daejeon 34824, Korea Tel: 82-42-259-1753 Fax: 82-42-259-1759 E-mail:
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Metabolic disease is associated with abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, and dyslipidemia. Physical activity has beneficial effects on a variety of diseases. This study examined the relationship between metabolic diseases and physical activity according to age. Among a total of 7,295 subjects, the data from 382 individuals in the normal group and 1,525 persons in the metabolic disease group were analyzed. The data were analyzed statistically by one-way ANOVA, the Pearson's correlation coefficient, and multiple regression analysis. The levels of hemoglobin (HB), hematocrit (HCT), and creatinine (CR), were elevated when a high-intensity physical activity was performed, but they were reduced when a low-intensity physical activity was performed in the normal group aged 10∼29 years and the metabolic disease group aged 50∼69 years. In the normal group and metabolic disease group aged 30∼49 years, the level of high density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) was elevated when high-intensity physical activity was conducted, whereas it was reduced when low-intensity physical activity was performed. No difference in the level of HDL-C depending on age and exercise intensity was observed in the normal group; the level of HDL-C decreased with age and increased with exercise intensity in the metabolic disease group. Physical activity has different effects in metabolic disease depending on age.
Keywords : Age, Metabolic disease, Physical activity

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