Association strength of three adiposity measures with autonomic nervous system function in apparently healthy employees

J. Koenig, B. G. Windham, L. Ferrucci, D. Sonntag, J. E. Fischer, J. F. Thayer, M. N. Jarczok

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Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the association of different measures of central (abdominal) and overall adiposity with autonomic nervous system (ANS) function, indexed by heart rate variability (HRV), in apparently healthy human adults. Design and Measurements: Cross-sectional data of 8,538 participants (20% female, age: 41 ± 11 years, body mass index (BMI): 24 ± 4 kg/m2, waist circumference (WC): 91 ± 12 cm, waist-to-height ratio (WHtR): 0.45 ± 0.08) were available for analysis. Results: All measures of adiposity were inversely correlated with vagally-mediated HRV indexed by RMSSD (all p

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)879-882
Number of pages4
JournalThe journal of nutrition, health & aging
Volume19
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adiposity
  • autonomic nervous system
  • body mass index
  • heart rate variability
  • waist circumference
  • waist-to-height ratio

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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