Introduction: The loss of muscle strength with age increases the likelihood of chronic conditions, including metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, the minimal threshold of muscle strength at which the risk for MetS increases has never been established. Objective: This study aimed to identify a threshold of muscle strength associated with MetS in men. Methods: We created receiver operating curves for muscle strength and the risk of MetS from a cross-sectional sample of 5685 men age -1 body weight, whereas in men age ≥ 50 yr the threshold was 2.35 kgIkg-1 body weight. Conclusion: This study is the first to identify a threshold of muscle strength associated with an increased likelihood of MetS in men. Measures of muscle strength may help identify men at risk of chronic disease.
- Insulin resistance syndrome
- Metabolic health
- Muscular strength
- Syndrome X
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
- Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation