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Effects of two frequencies of walking on cardiovascular risk factor reduction in Mexican American women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11746068     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The beneficial effects of moderate-intensity exercise on cardiorespiratory fitness and body composition are well documented, with the greatest health benefits reported in sedentary individuals who engage in moderate levels of exercise. The published literature contains no quantification of the threshold of lower limits of beneficial exercise or estimates of benefits derived from lower exercise levels. The specific aim of this study was to compare the effects of two walking frequencies, holding intensity and duration constant, on blood lipids, body composition, and exercise maintenance regimens of Mexican American women. A quasi-experimental design, with two treatment groups and one comparison group, was used to explore the dose-response effects of low-intensity exercise on cardiovascular outcomes. Significant interactions were found between walking and total serum cholesterol and skin-fold sums. This study demonstrated the clinical efficacy of a low-intensity exercise regimen on cardiovascular risk factors and exercise adherence.
C Keller; R P Treviño
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research in nursing & health     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0160-6891     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Nurs Health     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-12-17     Completed Date:  2001-12-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806136     Medline TA:  Res Nurs Health     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  390-401     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Nursing, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78284, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Body Composition
Cardiovascular Diseases / genetics*,  prevention & control*
Cholesterol / blood
European Continental Ancestry Group*
Mexican Americans*
Middle Aged
Obesity / genetics,  prevention & control
Women's Health
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