Artery Research

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Association between Mental Health and Arterial Stiffness in Middle-aged and Older Adults

Authors
Nobuhiko Akazawa, Koichiro Tanahashi, Keisei Kosaki§, Ai Hamasaki, Seiji Maeda*, ORCID
Department of Sports Medicine, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Taukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Present address:

Department of Sports Research, Japan Institute of Sports Sciences, 3-15-1 Nishigaoka, Kitaku, Tokyo, Japan

Department of Health and Sports Sciences, Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, 5 Misasagi-Nakauchi-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan

§

Faculty of Sport Sciences, Waseda University, 2-579-15 Mikajima, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan

*Corresponding author. Email: maeda.seiji.gn@u.tsukuba.ac.jp
Corresponding Author
Seiji Maeda
Received 22 April 2020, Accepted 13 July 2020, Available Online 27 July 2020.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/artres.k.200720.001How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Pulse wave velocity, general health questionnaire, elderly, stress
Abstract

Background: Mental stress is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. However, little is known about the impact of mental stress on arterial function in middle-aged and older adults.

Objective: This study is aimed to investigate the association between mental stress and arterial function in this population.

Methods: A total of 156 healthy middle-aged and older adults (aged 50–79 years) participated in this study. Mental stress was evaluated by the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ), and arterial stiffness was measured by the Carotid-femoral Pulse Wave Velocity (cfPWV).

Results: cfPWV was significantly correlated with the GHQ score, even after adjustment for age, sex, body mass index, and cholesterol, triglyceride, and glucose. Multiple regression analysis further indicated that GHQ score was a significantly independent determinant of cfPWV (p < 0.05).

Conclusion: GHQ is positively associated with arterial stiffness, independent of the potential confounding factors in healthy middle-aged and older adults.

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Journal
Artery Research
Publication Date
2020/07
ISSN (Online)
1876-4401
ISSN (Print)
1872-9312
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/artres.k.200720.001How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020 Association for Research into Arterial Structure and Physiology. Publishing services by Atlantis Press International B.V.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC 4.0 license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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