Comparison of muscle strength between Japanese men with and without metabolic syndrome

Nobuyuki Miyatake, Jun Wada, Takeshi Saito, Hidetaka Nishikawa, Sumiko Matsumoto, Motohiko Miyachi, Hirofumi Makino, Takeyuki Numata

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Abstract

We compared muscle strength between Japanese men with and without metabolic syndrome. We used data for 323 Japanese men with metabolic syndrome and 893 Japanese men without the syndrome. Metabolic syndrome was defined by a new criterion in Japan, and the parameters for muscle strength, i.e. grip strength, leg strength were measured. Leg strength was found to be significantly higher in subjects with metabolic syndrome than in those without, while muscle strength per body weight was significantly lower in subjects with the syndrome. Lower muscle strength per body weight may be one of the characteristic features in subjects with metabolic syndrome. Copyright

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-102
Number of pages4
JournalActa Medica Okayama
Volume61
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2007

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Keywords

  • Grip strength
  • Leg strength
  • Metabolic syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Miyatake, N., Wada, J., Saito, T., Nishikawa, H., Matsumoto, S., Miyachi, M., Makino, H., & Numata, T. (2007). Comparison of muscle strength between Japanese men with and without metabolic syndrome. Acta Medica Okayama, 61(2), 99-102.