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Author: Kabir Sadarangani MSc, Associate researcher
Organisation: Universidad San Sebastián
Source: Preventive Medicine
Title: Beneficial association between active travel and metabolic syndrome in Latin-America: A cross-sectional analysis from the Chilean National Health Survey 2009–2010
Summary: Active travel (≥ 150min/week) was negatively associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS) (OR 0.72; 95%CI 0.61–0.86), triglycerides (OR 0.77; 95%CI 0.64–0.92) and abdominal obesity (OR 0.82;95%CI 0.69–0.97) after a regional multilevel analysis.
Efforts to increase regional active travel should be addressed as a measure to prevent and reduce the prevalence of MetS and disease burden in middle income countries.
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