Cliodhna McHugh
Trinity College, Dublin
DiseaseHeart diseaseAthletesObesityMedicineGerontologyMeta-analysis
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Athlete body mass has substantially increased in recent years, highlighting the growing demand for ‘supersized’ athletes. Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is associated with inflammation and cardiovascular disease. The effect of increasing athletes’ body mass on VAT is not fully known. Analysis
Objectives: To determine the prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in current field-based athletes. Design: Meta-analysis. Methods: This review was conducted and reported in accordance with PRISMA and pre-registered with PROSPERO. Articles were retrieved via online database search engines, with no date or language restriction. Studies investigating current field-based athletes (>18years) for CVD risk factors according to the European Society of Cardiology and American Heart Ass...
#1Cliodhna McHugh (Trinity College, Dublin)
#2Karen Hind (Durham University)H-Index: 13
Last. Fiona Wilson (Trinity College, Dublin)H-Index: 11
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Background:Retirement from elite sport participation is associated with decreased physical activity, depression, obesity, and ischemic heart disease. Although engagement in physical activity throug...