The Effects of Exercise Therapy on CVD Risk Factors in Women.

Author: Hur S1, Kim SR2.
1Division of Sport Science, Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea. 2College of Pharmacy, Chungnam National University, Republic of Korea.
Conference/Journal: J Phys Ther Sci.
Date published: 2014 Sep
Other: Volume ID: 26 , Issue ID: 9 , Pages: 1367-70 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1589/jpts.26.1367 , Word Count: 190

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to search for the association of Type D personality and CVD risk factors through comparison of the association of exercise participation with CVD risk factors in women. [Subjects] The research subjects were randomly assigned to four groups: Type D+Exercise (n=12), Type D+non-exercise (n=12), non-Type D+Exercise (n=12), and non-Type D+non-exercise (n=10). The study consisted of 46 participants. [Methods] An aerobic exercise program and meditation were conducted in parallel for 10 months. Stretching was performed for 10 min as a warm-up, and then walking and running on a treadmill at 60 to 70% of HRmax were performed for 40 min three times a week. Blood samples were processed according to standard laboratory procedures. The concentrations of TG and HDL cholesterol were determined enzymatically using a clinical chemistry analyzer (Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Tokyo, Japan). [Results] The weight, percentage of body fat, waist circumference, triglyceride concentration, HDL cholesterol concentration, systolic blood pressure, and diastolic blood pressure showed a significant difference between measurement times in the exercise groups. [Conclusion] In conclusion, there were significant differences between groups in terms of cardiovascular disease risk factors.
CVD; Exercise; Risk factor
PMID: 25276017