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Results. — Significant differences in MVC and fat-free mass were found between participants with different physical level. Significant associations between all the body composition measures and the strength-related variables (handgrip and MVC) in both physical activity categories also were found. In addition, associations between triglycerides, LDL and total cholesterol with muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness were observed only in the low physical activity group. Moreover, MVC explained up to 39% of the variance in metabolic syndrome in those with a moderate level of physical activity. Conclusions. — Correlations between physical fitness (especially in strength) and health risk factors depending on the level of physical activity were found.


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