Objectives: the purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between family history to type 2 diabetes, anthropometrics characteristics and some fitness tests. Materials and methods: we randomly selected 88 men and 27 women, distinguishing on FH- (absence of family history to type 2 diabetes), on FH+ (with a familiar component with disease) and FH++ (with parent affected to diabetes). We recorded anthropometric parameters, basal blood pressure values and handgrip of both hands. The differences between the groups were analyzed with ANOVA test and Pearson’s correlation. Results: participants FH++ of both sexes showed a statistically significant increase of body mass index (p<0,05) and a significant increase of basal diastolic blood pressure (p<0,05). No family history-related differences were found on handgrip results in absolute and relative values, but the lower numbers of subgroups might have affected the statistical analysis. Correlation analysis showed that parameters like body weight, body mass index and body surface area are able to influence the handgrip test of both hands. Conclusion: family history to type 2 diabetes is strongly related to body weight and basal blood pressure values, confirming that FH++ participants have a major risk to develop disease compared to FH- participants. Handgrip test is strongly related to anthropometric parameters. The sample size represents the major limit of the study. More data are needed to confirm the association between variables.
|Numero di pagine||13|
|Rivista||RIVISTA DELLA FACOLTÀ DI SCIENZE MOTORIE DELL'UNIVERSITÀ DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|