Adiposity predicts low cardiorespiratory fitness in individuals with metabolic diseases

Andy Shaw, David Houghton, Kate Hallsworth, Djordje G Jakovljevic, Michael I Trenell, Sophie Cassidy

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Cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is impaired in those with metabolic diseases and strongly predicts mortality. We found that adiposity, not glycaemic control or disease type, is the strongest predictor of low CRF in those with metabolic diseases. We discuss how adiposity and metabolic health may relate to outcomes in obesity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-304
Number of pages5
JournalDiabetes Research and Clinical Practice
Early online date1 Nov 2018
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018
Externally publishedYes

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  • Adiposity/physiology
  • Cardiorespiratory Fitness/physiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Metabolic Syndrome/complications
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity/complications
  • Survival Rate


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