Sedentary Lifestyle and High-Carbohydrate Intake are Associated with Low-Grade Chronic Inflammation in Post-Menopause: A Cross-sectional StudySedentarismo e alto consumo de carboidratos associados à inflamação crônica de baixo grau na pós-menopausa: um estudo transversal
17 April 2016
12 May 2016
15 July 2016 (online)
Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in post menopausal women, and inflammation is involved in the atherosclerosis process.
Purpose to assess whether dietary pattern, metabolic profile, body composition and physical activity are associated with low-grade chronic inflammation according to high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in postmenopausal women.
Methods ninety-five postmenopausal participants, with no evidence of clinical disease, underwent anthropometric, metabolic and hormonal assessments. Usual dietary intake was assessed with a validated food frequency questionnaire, habitual physical activity was measured with a digital pedometer, and body composition was estimated by bioelectrical impedance analysis. Patients with hs-CRP ≥10 mg/L or using hormone therapy in the last three months before the study were excluded from the analysis. Participants were stratified according to hs-CRP lower or ≥3 mg/L. Sedentary lifestyle was defined as walking fewer than 6 thousand steps a day. Two-tailed Student's t-test, Wilcoxon–Mann–Whitney U or Chi-square (χ2) test were used to compare differences between groups. A logistic regression model was used to estimate the odds ratio of variables for high hs-CRP.
Results participants with hs-CRP ≥3 mg/L had higher body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, waist circumference (WC), triglycerides, glucose, and homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) (p = 0.01 for all variables) than women with hs-CRP <3 mg/L. Also, women with hs-CRP ≥3 mg/L had a higher glycemic load diet and lower protein intake. Prevalence of sedentary lifestyle (p < 0.01) and metabolic syndrome (p < 0.01) was higher in women with hs-CRP ≥3 mg/L. After adjustment for age and time since menopause, the odds ratio for hs-CRP ≥3 mg/L was higher for sedentary lifestyle (4.7, 95% confidence interval [95%CI] 1.4–15.5) and carbohydrate intake (2.9, 95%CI 1.1–7.7).
Conclusions sedentary lifestyle and high-carbohydrate intake were associated with low-grade chronic inflammation and cardiovascular risk in postmenopause.
Introdução A doença cardiovascular é a principal causa de morte em mulheres na pós-menpausa e inflamação está envolvida com o processo de aterosclerose.
Objetivo avaliar se o padrão alimentar, o perfil metabólico, a composição corporal e a atividade física estão associados à inflamação crônica de baixo grau, de acordo com os níveis de proteína C-reativa (PCR-us), em mulheres na pós-menopausa.
Métodos noventa e cinco participantes pós-menopáusicas foram submetidas a avaliações antropométrica, metabólica e hormonal. A ingestão alimentar foi avaliada por meio de questionário de frequência alimentar, a atividade física habitual, com pedômetro digital, e a composição corporal, por bioimpedância elétrica. Pacientes com PCR-us ≥10 mg/L ou em uso de terapia hormonal nos últimos três meses antes do estudo foram excluídas. As participantes foram estratificadas de acordo PCR-us inferior ou ≥3 mg/L. Pacientes com menos de 6 mil passos/dia foram consideradas sedentárias. Para análise estatística foram utilizados teste t de Student, Wilcoxon–Mann–Whitney U ou Qui-quadrado (χ2), além de modelo de regressão logística para estimar a razão de chances para PCR-us elevada.
Resultados participantes com PCR-us ≥3 mg/L apresentaram maior índice de massa corporal (IMC), percentual de gordura corporal, circunferência da cintura, triglicerídeos, glicose e índice de insulino-resistência (HOMA-IR) (p = 0,01) comparadas às mulheres com PCR-us <3 mg/L. O grupo PCR-us ≥3 mg/L apresentou uma dieta com maior carga glicêmica e menor ingestão de proteínas. A prevalência de sedentarismo e síndrome metabólica foi maior em mulheres com PCR-us ≥3 mg/L (p < 0,01). Após ajuste para idade e tempo de menopausa, a razão de chances para PCR-us ≥3 mg/L foi maior nas sedentárias (4,7, intervalo de confiança de 95% [95%CI] 1,4–15,5) e com maior ingestão de carboidratos (2,9, 95%CI 1.1–7,7).
Conclusões Sedentarismo e alta ingestão de carboidratos foram associados com inflamação crônica de baixo grau e risco cardiovascular em mulheres na pós-menopausa.
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