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Sports participation is inversely associated with C-reactive protein levels in adolescents: ABCD Growth Study

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Cayres, Suziane Ungari [1] ; Werneck, Andre Oliveira [1] ; Urban, Jacqueline Bexiga [1] ; Turi-Lynch, Bruna Camilo [2, 3] ; Barbosa, Mauricio Fregonesi [4] ; Fernandes, Romulo Araujo [1]
Total Authors: 6
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, UNESP, Lab Invest Exercise LIVE, Dept Phys Educ, Presidente Prudente - Brazil
[2] UNESP, Dept Phys Educ, Lab Invest Exercise LIVE, Dracena - Brazil
[3] UNIFADRA, Fac Dracena, Dracena - Brazil
[4] Univ Fed Sao Paulo, UNIFESP, Postgrad Program Radiol, Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE & SCIENCE IN SPORTS; v. 29, n. 7, p. 1000-1005, JUL 2019.
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Objective To analyze the relationship between sports participation and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in adolescents and to identify the possible role of mediation developed by trunk fatness (TF). Methods Cross-sectional design, part of the longitudinal study entitled ``Analysis of Behaviors of Children During Growth{''} (ABCD Growth Study), Presidente Prudente, SP, Brazil. The sample comprised 259 adolescents (14.7 +/- 2.1 {[}182 boys and 77 girls]) stratified according to sex and engagement in sports in agreement with the inclusion criteria: absence of any known diseases; previous engagement in sports for at least 12 months (>= 300 minutes weekly); no regular engagement in sports in the previous 12 months (non-regular sports participation or <300 min/wk); written parental consent and adolescents' assent both signed. Engagement in sports was self-reported. CRP levels were used to assess the inflammatory status. TF was estimated by a densitometer scanner. Age, biological maturation, HOMA-IR, and blood pressure were treated as covariates. Results There was no mediation effect of TF in the association of any indicators of sports practice and CRP. However, a direct effect of sports was observed on CRP levels when considering previous months of engagement, frequency, and volume of sports for boys and also previous months of engagement in sports for girls. Conclusion Previous sports participation and the amount of engagement in sports per week (>= 300 min/wk) presented an inverse relationship with CRP levels; however, trunk fatness did not mediate this process. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/04961-0 - Effect of sport practice on the relationship between inflammation, intima-media thickness and blood flow from adolescents
Grantee:Suziane Ungari Cayres
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/19710-3 - Analysis of behaviors of children during growth (ABCD - Growth Study)
Grantee:Rômulo Araújo Fernandes
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/27234-2 - Longitudinal association between biological maturation, body fatness and sports participation predicting the risk of metabolic syndrome and C-reactive protein: structural equation modelling (ABCD - growth study)
Grantee:André de Oliveira Werneck
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master