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Title: Physical activity found no association with physical fitness, HbA1c and total cholesterol in older female adults
Authors: Ang, Bryce Yue Xiang
Keywords: DRNTU::Science::General
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: Singapore is moving towards a grey population with aging numbers on the rise. The number of Singaporeans aged 65 years and older will more than double in the years to come, from about 430,000 in 2014 to 900,000 in 2030. Diabetes and CVD trends have been increasing in the past few years and are projected to continue increasing substantially over the next few decades. This study aims to examine the association between physical activity, total cholesterol, HbA1c and physical fitness. A cross sectional study involving 16 healthy female participants was conducted. The participants were recruited and assigned to sedentary and active groups. Physical activity was measured via the Global Physical Activity Questionnaire. The participants went through 3 procedures for fitness measurements; Handgrip Strength, Jackson’s Test and Ballistic Power Throw Test. Blood samples were drawn to obtain their total cholesterol and HbA1c concentrations. The results were analyzed using SPSS data analysis Ver 23.0. We observed that the differences between the mean results of the active and sedentary groups were insignificant (P>0.05) for all. Hence, we conclude that physical activity found no association with physical fitness, HbA1c and total cholesterol.
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