Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovations, Quality & Outcomes
Objective: The focus of this study was the association between the metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) defined as maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max). Although previous research has shown a relationship between MetSyn and CRF, most studies are based on less objective measures of CRF and different cardiometabolic risk factor thresholds from earlier guidelines.
Kelley, Elizabeth; Imboden, Mary T.; Harber, Matthew P.; Finch, Holmes; Kaminsky, Leonard A.; and Whaley, Mitchell H., "Cardiorespiratory Fitness Is Inversely Associated With Clustering of Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors: The Ball State Adult Fitness Program Longitudinal Lifestyle Study" (2017). Faculty Publications - Department of Health and Human Performance. 4.