The association between type A behavior and a cluster of parameters of the metabolic syndrome was studied in 919 randomly selected healthy young adults.
Type A behavior was measured using the Type A Behavior Questionnaire for the Finnish Multicenter Study and the Hunter Wolf A-B Rating Scale.
The results showed that type A men scored higher on the « Metabolic Syndrome Precursors Factor, » representing a metabolic entity, than did non-type A men.
In addition, type A behavior had a moderating effect on the relationship between parameters of the metabolic syndrome, that is, interdependence of these somatic factors was stronger in type A men than in non-type A men.
These findings were not true of women.
It is discussed whether type A behavior might affect bodily functions through increased activity along the pituitary-adrenal system resulting in insulin resistance, compensatory hyperinsulinemia, and other characteristics of the metabolic syndrome.
Mots-clés Pascal : Comportement type A, Trouble métabolisme, Cardiopathie coronaire, Sexe, Facteur risque, Adulte jeune, Homme, Métabolisme pathologie, Appareil circulatoire pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Type A behavior, Metabolic disorder, Coronary heart disease, Sex, Risk factor, Young adult, Human, Metabolic diseases, Cardiovascular disease
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Cote : 96-0420695
Code Inist : 002B12A03. Création : 10/04/1997.