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Effects of a 12-week intervention period with football and running for habitually active men with mild hypertension.
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PMID:  20136764     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The present study examined the effect of football (F, n=15) training on the health profile of habitually active 25-45-year-old men with mild hypertension and compared it with running (R, n=15) training and no additional activity (controls, C, n=17). The participants in F and R completed a 1-h training session 2.4 times/week for 12 weeks. Systolic and diastolic blood pressure decreased in all groups but the decrease in diastolic blood pressure in F (-9 +/- 5 (+/- SD) mmHg) was higher than that in C (-4 +/- 6 mmHg). F was as effective as R in decreasing body mass (-1.6 +/- 1.8 vs-1.5 +/- 2.1 kg) and total fat mass (-2.0 +/- 1.5 vs -1.6 +/- 1.5 kg) and in increasing supine heart rate variability, whereas no changes were detected for C. Maximal stroke volume improved in F (+13.1%) as well as in R (+10.1%) compared with C (-4.9%). Total cholesterol decreased in F (5.8 +/- 1.2 to 5.5 +/- 0.9 mmol/L) but was not altered in R and C. We conclude that football training, consisting of high-intensity intermittent exercise, results in positive effects on blood pressure, body composition, stroke volume and supine heart rate variability, and elicits at least the same cardiovascular health benefits as continuous running exercise in habitually active men with mild hypertension.
C Knoepfli-Lenzin; C Sennhauser; M Toigo; U Boutellier; J Bangsbo; P Krustrup; A Junge; J Dvorak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-02-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of medicine & science in sports     Volume:  20 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1600-0838     ISO Abbreviation:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-15     Completed Date:  2010-10-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9111504     Medline TA:  Scand J Med Sci Sports     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  72-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Exercise Physiology, Institute of Human Movement Sciences, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological / physiology*
Middle Aged
Physical Fitness / physiology*
Running / physiology*
Soccer / physiology*
Young Adult

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