Impact of Prolonged Sitting on Peripheral and Central Vascular Health

Credeur, Daniel, Miller, Sabina M, Jones, Raymond, Stoner, Lee, Dolbow, David R, Fryer, Simon M ORCID: 0000-0003-0376-0104, Stone, Keeron J ORCID: 0000-0001-6572-7874 and McCoy, Stephanie M (2019) Impact of Prolonged Sitting on Peripheral and Central Vascular Health. American Journal of Cardiology, 123 (2). pp. 260-266. doi:10.1016/j.amjcard.2018.10.014

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Prolonged, uninterrupted sitting negatively impacts markers of peripheral vascular health, particularly, vasodilatory function of leg arteries. Whether sitting can similarly impact measures of central vascular health, as well as overall leg vasoreactivity (i.e.,vasodilatory and vasoconstrictor function) remains unknown. To address this, measurements were made in relatively healthy participants (i.e., free of overt disease; n=20, age=26 § 7; body mass index = 30 § 7 kg/m2; 7 female) pre, during and post 3 hours of uninterrupted sitting. Measures of central vascular health included arterial wave reflection(augmentation index and Reflection Magnitude — RM%) and aortic vascular stiffness (aortic pulse velocity). Local vasoreactivity of the distal, posterior tibial artery was measured using flow-mediated dilation — FMD, coupled with low-flow mediated constriction, and microvascular function was assessed through the total hyperemic blood velocity (area-under-curve)response during FMD. After sitting, there was a significant increase in aortic pulse wave velocity (pre sit = 5.7 § 0.3 vs post sit = 6.1 § 0.3 m/s;p=0.009, d = 0.36), whereas, augmentation index decreased (pre sit = 13 § 3 vs post sit = 3 § 1%; p < 0.001, d = 0.71). Albeit a moderate effect for decrease, RM% was not significantly altered during sitting (p = 0.13, d = 0.3). Vasodilatory (i.e., FMD pre sit = 0.5 § 0.04 vs post sit =0.3 § 0.04 mm; p = 0.014, d = 0.29) and microvascular function (i.e., Microvascular area-under-curve: pre sit = 2,196 § 333 vs 1,157§172 AU; p = 0.003, d = 0.31) decreased, but vasoconstrictor function (low-flow mediated constriction; p = 0.85, d = 0.005) was unaffected by sitting. In conclusion, these data demonstrate that a prolonged bout of unin- terrupted sitting negatively impacts markers of peripheral and central vascular health in relatively healthy adults.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: Vascular Health; Human Heart; Cardiology; Arteries; REF2021
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC1200 Sports Medicine
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Health and Social Care
Research Priority Areas: Health, Life Sciences, Sport and Wellbeing
Depositing User: Kate Greenaway
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2018 16:15
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 13:31

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