Next Article in Journal
Compassionate Engagement and Action in the Education for Health Care Professions: A Cross-Sectional Study at an Ecuadorian University
Next Article in Special Issue
Health and Wellness Status Perception of Half-Marathon Runners: Influence of Age, Sex, Injury, and Training with Qualified Staff
Previous Article in Journal
Retrospective Assessment of the Antigenic Similarity of Egg-Propagated and Cell Culture-Propagated Reference Influenza Viruses as Compared with Circulating Viruses across Influenza Seasons 2002–2003 to 2017–2018
Previous Article in Special Issue
Exercise, Comorbidities, and Health-Related Quality of Life in People Living with HIV: The HIBES Cohort Study
Article

Healthy Promotion for Fighting Metabolic Syndrome: Insights from Multi-Center HeRO-FiT Cohort

1
Hospital for the Elderly “Madonna del Divino Amore”, Via Casilina, 1839, 00132 Borghesiana, Rome, Italy
2
ASST Rhodense, Cardiac-Rehab Unit, Passirana-Rho Hospital, Via Luigi Settembrini, 1, 20017 Rho Milan, Italy
3
IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Dietician Service, Via Riccardo Galeazzi, 4, 20161 Milan, Italy
4
ASST Rhodense, Pulmonology Rehab Unit, Passirana-Rho Hospital, Via Luigi Settembrini, 1, 20017 Rho Milan, Italy
5
IRCCS Galeazzi Orthopedic Institute, Cardiology Unit, Via Riccardo Galeazzi, 4, 20161 Milan, Italy
6
ASST Rhodense, Public Health Division, Garbagnate Hospital, Via Carlo Forlanini, 20024 Garbagnate Milanese Milan, Italy
7
ASST Rhodense, Chief of Pulmonology, Garbagnate Hospital, Via Carlo Forlanini, 20024 Garbagnate Milanese Milan, Italy
8
ASST Rhodense, Chief of Cardiology Department Rho Hospital, Corso Europa, 250, 20017 Rho Milan, Italy
9
UniSR, Milan, Via Olgettina, 58, 20132 Milan, Italy
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(15), 5424; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17155424
Received: 20 June 2020 / Revised: 19 July 2020 / Accepted: 23 July 2020 / Published: 28 July 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sports and Health)
We know that metabolic syndrome (MS) is a modern cardiovascular (CV) “epidemic”, especially in western populations. MS is indeed strictly related to the risk of developing CV diseases (CVD) and/or diabetes. Therefore, the aim of our multi-center study was to promote a “healthy style” for fighting MS. Each participating center analyzed its own database of outpatients and globally we have pulled out 100 volunteers to participate in the study. Before starting, we collected their written consent. Enrolled subjects have not any history of overt CVD and/or diabetes, but they matched National Cholesterol Education Program/Adult Treatment Panel (NCEP/ATP) criteria for MS. After enrolment (t0), subjects were randomly divided into two homogeneous groups: a) only diet suggestions; b) both diet and exercise prescription. Later, we measured for each subject: blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), height, weight, body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), waist hip ratio (WHR), six-minute walking test (WT6M), distance and common blood tests such as fasting plasma glucose, high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and triglycerides (T1 assessments). At six months (T2), the same parameters were measured and then statistical comparisons were performed. Attention to diet caused significant changes only in WC and WHR, whilst a coupling of exercise and diet revealed a statistically significant improvement in HR, BP, BMI, blood samplings and WT6M too. In conclusion, a healthy lifestyle should be more encouraged by physicians and/or collaborators (such as dieticians) operating in preventive settings. Diet and physical activity may be early useful strategies in the “battle” against MS even before any medication choices. Further studies will be necessary in order to better address the topic. View Full-Text
Keywords: metabolic syndrome; cardiovascular risk; health public; diet; physical activity metabolic syndrome; cardiovascular risk; health public; diet; physical activity
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Gianturco, V.; Gianturco, L.; Regnoli, R.; Bodini, B.D.; Turiel, M.; Trapani, M.; Bini, F.; De Angelis, G. Healthy Promotion for Fighting Metabolic Syndrome: Insights from Multi-Center HeRO-FiT Cohort. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 5424. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17155424

AMA Style

Gianturco V, Gianturco L, Regnoli R, Bodini BD, Turiel M, Trapani M, Bini F, De Angelis G. Healthy Promotion for Fighting Metabolic Syndrome: Insights from Multi-Center HeRO-FiT Cohort. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(15):5424. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17155424

Chicago/Turabian Style

Gianturco, Vincenzo, Luigi Gianturco, Rebecca Regnoli, Bruno D. Bodini, Maurizio Turiel, Martino Trapani, Francesco Bini, and Giuseppe De Angelis. 2020. "Healthy Promotion for Fighting Metabolic Syndrome: Insights from Multi-Center HeRO-FiT Cohort" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 15: 5424. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17155424

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop