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Blood Pressure Control at Rest and during Exercise in Obese Children and Adults.
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PMID:  22666555     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The hemodynamic responses to exercise have been studied to a great extent over the past decades, and an exaggerated blood pressure response during an acute exercise bout has been considered as an indicator of cardiovascular risk. Obesity is a major factor influencing the blood pressure response to exercise since evidence indicates that the arterial pressure response to exercise is exacerbated in obese compared with lean adults. Signs of augmented responses (such as an exaggerated blood pressure response) to physical exertion appear early in life (from the prepubertal years) in obese individuals. Understanding the mechanisms that drive the altered hemodynamic responses during exercise in obese individuals and prevent the progression to hypertension is vitally important. This paper focuses on the evidence linking obesity with alterations of the autonomic nervous system and discusses the potential mechanisms and consequences of the altered sympathetic nervous system behavior in obese individuals at rest and during exercise. Furthermore, this paper presents the alterations in the reflex regulatory mechanisms ("exercise pressor reflex" and baroreflex) in obese children and adults and addresses the effects of training on obesity-related disturbances.
Konstantina Dipla; George P Nassis; Ioannis S Vrabas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-05-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obesity     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  2090-0716     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obes     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-05     Completed Date:  2012-08-23     Revised Date:  2013-03-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526295     Medline TA:  J Obes     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147385     Citation Subset:  -    
Exercise Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory, Department of Physical Education and Sport Sciences at Serres, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Agios Ioannis, 62110 Serres, Greece.
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