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Effects of endurance exercise training on risk components for metabolic syndrome, interleukin-6, and the exercise capacity of postmenopausal women.
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PMID:  24679550     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We conducted this study to investigate how an exercise program affects the risk components of metabolic syndrome (MS), serum interleukin (IL)-6 levels, and exercise capacity in postmenopausal women. A randomized clinical trial design was used. Women in an exercise group participated in a treadmill-exercise program for 12 weeks, whereas women in a control group maintained their customary lifestyle. Data on variables were collected at baseline and after 12 weeks of the study, which was completed by 46 women (mean age, 56.0 ± 7.0 y). Our results indicate endurance exercise exerted significant beneficial effects on waist circumference, serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and IL-6 levels, and exercise capacity (all P < 0.05). The beneficial effects on IL-6 and exercise capacity were correlated with improvements in HDL-C levels (r = -0.33, P = 0.03 and r = 0.31, P = 0.04, respectively). Our results suggest that health-care providers can incorporate an exercise program in treatments to improve the health of postmenopausal women.
Authors:
Chia-Hui Wang; Min-Huey Chung; Paul Chan; Jen-Chen Tsai; Feng-Chia Chen
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-3-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1528-3984     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatr Nurs     Publication Date:  2014 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-3-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309633     Medline TA:  Geriatr Nurs     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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