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Multicomponent exercise program improves blood lipid profile and antioxidant capacity in older women.
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PMID:  19577313     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study intended to determine the effect of multicomponent exercise on blood lipid profile and on antioxidant capacity in older women. Forty women aged 60-80 years participated in a supervised multicomponent exercise program. Plasma contents of total cholesterol (TC), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), triglycerides (TG), apolipoprotein A-1 (Apo A-1) and apolipoprotein B (Apo B-100), total antioxidant status (TAS) and the enzymatic activities of glutathione reductase (GR) and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) were evaluated before and after 8-month training. The multicomponent exercise program induced a significant decrease in TG, TC/HDL-C and Apo B/Apo A-1 and a significant increase in HDL-C and Apo A-1 (p<0.05). There was a significant increase in plasma TAS as well as GR and GPx enzyme activities. The present data show that an 8-month supervised moderate-intensity multicomponent exercise program resulted in beneficial improvements of blood lipid profile that were accompanied by positive modulation of antioxidant capacity.
Joana Carvalho; Elisa Marques; António Ascensão; José Magalhães; Franklim Marques; Jorge Mota
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2009-07-03
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of gerontology and geriatrics     Volume:  51     ISSN:  1872-6976     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Publication Date:    2010 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2010-09-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8214379     Medline TA:  Arch Gerontol Geriatr     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Research Centre in Physical Activity, Health and Leisure, Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.
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MeSH Terms
Antioxidants / metabolism*
Apolipoprotein A-I / blood*
Apolipoprotein B-100 / blood
Cholesterol, LDL / blood*
Glutathione Reductase / metabolism
Health Promotion*
Hyperlipidemias / blood*,  prevention & control*
Program Development*
Triglycerides / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antioxidants; 0/Apolipoprotein A-I; 0/Apolipoprotein B-100; 0/Cholesterol, LDL; 0/Triglycerides; EC Reductase

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