Metabolic syndrome, physical activity and cardiac autonomic function.

  title={Metabolic syndrome, physical activity and cardiac autonomic function.},
  author={Luisa Soares-Miranda and Gavin R. H. Sandercock and Susana Maria Coelho Guimar{\~a}es Vale and Rute Santos and Sandra Abreu and Carla Moreira and Jorge Mota},
  journal={Diabetes/metabolism research and reviews},
  volume={28 4},
BACKGROUND Our primary aim was to investigate the associations that components of metabolic syndrome and physical activity have with cardiac autonomic nervous system activity as estimated by heart rate variability (HRV) in young adults free of metabolic abnormalities. We also aimed to identify predictors of 3-year changes in HRV. METHODS Physical activity was assessed annually in 163 healthy participants over 3 years (2008-2010). Components of metabolic syndrome measured annually were; waist… CONTINUE READING
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