The relationship between physical activity and serum lipids and lipoproteins in black children and adolescents

Robert H. Durant, Charles W Linder, James W. Harkess, Richard G. Gray

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Abstract

This study assesses the association between the serum lipid and lipoprotein levels of 62 black children and 37 black adolescents and their reported levels of habitual physical activity, 24-hour dietary intake, and physical measurements. In the children physical activity was not correlated with serum lipid and lipoprotein levels. Indicators of physical activity had a positive correlation (P < 0.02) with high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and negative correlations (P < 0.05) with the total serum cholesterol/high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol/high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol ratios in the adolescents. Subjects were stratified into "low activity" and "high activity" groups. High-activity subjects had lower (P < 0.05) total serum cholesterol/high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol/high-density-lipoprotein cholesterol ratios than less active subjects. Subjects that ran track had lower (P < 0.02) total serum cholesterol and low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol than non-track participants. The results suggest that increased habitual physical activity may have a favorable effect on serum lipid and lipoprotein levels in black adolescents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-60
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Adolescent Health Care
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1983

Keywords

  • Activity, physical
  • Cholesterol
  • Lipoproteins

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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