pISSN : 2383-6415   eISSN : 2383-6423

Influences of Sarcopenic and Non-sarcopenic Obesity on the Components of Metabolic Syndrome in Adolescents


Park Hyunju 

INFORMATION : page. 266~275 / 2017 Vol.19 No.4


대사증후군 진단의 구성요소는 인슐린 저항의 증가, 중성지방의 증가, high density lipoprotein (HDL)-콜레스테롤의 감소, 고혈압 및 복부 비만으로, 이 구성요소들이 복합적으로 나타나는 이상 상태 를 대사증후군이라고 한다[1,2]. 대사증후군 구성요소의 이상 상태 는 심혈관계 질환의 위험을 높이며, 사망률에도 영향을 미치는 것 으로 알려져 있다.

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the influences of sarcopenic and non-sarcopenic obesity on the components of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) in adolescents. Methods: This study used the fifth Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data from 2010 to 2011. The study included 859 adolescents aged 12 to 18 years. Descriptive statistics and simple and multiple logistic regression analyses were conducted using SAS 9.2. Results: Based on the results, adolescents with sarcopenic obesity had a higher risk of central obesity (AOR: 23.41, 95% CI: 12.76-43.97), high triglyceride (OR: 4.58, 95% CI: 2.69-7.79), low HDL-cholesterol (AOR: 2.66, 95% CI: 1.74-4.05), high blood pressure (AOR: 3.44, 95% CI: 1.37-8.68), and high fasting glucose (AOR: 2.37, 95% CI: 1.13- 4.96) than their normal counterparts. Adolescents with non-sarcopenic obesity had a higher risk of central obesity (AOR: 19.75, 95% CI: 9.73-44.67), high triglyceride (OR: 3.09, 95% CI: 1.22-7.81), and low HDL-cholesterol (AOR: 2.73, 95% CI: 1.37-5.45) than normal youths, and these were not significantly related to high blood pressure and fasting glucose. Conclusion: Sarcopenic obesity was more related to the components of MetS than non-sarcopenic obesity. Since adolescents with sarcopenic obesity are a more vulnerable population, a prevention and management program for MetS and cardiovascular risk should be implemented in this population.

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