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Former male elite athletes have better metabolic health in late life than their controls

Body Composition Assessment
Author
Laine MK et al.
Used Parameters : FFM, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Finland

Journal : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports

Elite‐class athletes have longer life expectancy and lower risk for chronic noncommunicable diseases possibly because of physically active and healthier lifestyle. In this study, we assessed former male F innish elite‐class athletes'(n= 392) and their matched controls'(n= 207) body composition, and risk for the metabolic syndrome (MS) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in later life. Compared with the controls, the former athletes had lower body fat percentage (24.8% vs 26.0%, P= 0.021), lower risk for MS [odds ratio (OR) 0.57 …
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