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Lifting Weights Reduces Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome

October 23, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
U.S. researchers who analyzed data from a national health and nutrition survey found that those who said they lifted weights were less likely to have the cluster of risk factors associated with heart disease and diabetes. The risk factors – collectively known as metabolic syndrome – include large waist, high triglyceride levels, low HDL levels, high blood pressure and high glucose levels. The analysis found that metabolic syndrome was not as prevalent among people who lifted weights: 24.6 percent, compared to 37.3 percent. After adjusting for demographic factors, people who lifted weights were 37 percent less likely to have metabolic syndrome.
Peter M. Magyari et al., "Lifting Weights Protects Against Metabolic Syndrome, Study Suggests", The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, October 23, 2012, © National Strength and Conditioning Association
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