Research Paper Volume 12, Issue 9 pp 7818—7829
Association of handgrip strength with the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in US adults: the national health and nutrition examination survey
- 1 Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Shengjing Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China
- 2 Drilling and Production Technology Research Institute of Petrochina Liaohe Oilfield Company, Panjin, China
Received: December 11, 2019 Accepted: March 30, 2020 Published: May 4, 2020https://doi.org/10.18632/aging.103097
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Objective: Aimed to find the cut-off point of handgrip strength and it’s association with MetS.
Results: The relative handgrip strength was negatively associated with the prevalence of MetS. Of note, the odds ratios (ORs) with 95% confidence intervals (CIs) across tertiles of relative handgrip strength were 1 (reference), 0.45 (0.33, 0.62), and 0.13 (0.08, 0.20) in male participants after adjusting for demographic factors, calorie intake, and physical activity. Similar results were observed in female participants. The cutoff values of relative handgrip strength for male and female participants were 0.52 and 0.40, respectively.
Conclusions: Findings of this study suggest that a strong relationship exists between handgrip strength and prevalence of MetS in US adults, regardless of sex.
Methods: A total of 5 056 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey were analysed in this study. Handgrip strength was measured by using a handgrip dynamometer. MetS was defined in accordance with the criteria of the scientific statement of the American Heart Association in 2009. Multivariable binary logistic regression was used to explore the association between handgrip strength and MetS.