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Regular exercise and plasma lipid levels associated with the risk of coronary heart disease: a 20-year longitudinal study.
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PMID:  19650378     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We investigated the effects of regular exercise on the plasma lipid levels that contribute to coronary heart disease (CHD), of 20 sedentary men who participated in an exercise program over 20 consecutive years. The men, whose initial ages ranged from 30-51 years, participated in the University of Nevada-based exercise program for an average of 45 min/day, 3.5 days/week. The study examined plasma levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), and TC to HDL-C (TC/HDL-C) ratios. All lipid values improved significantly during the study (p < .05). The largest changes occurred during the first year of participation and slow, gradual improvements continued in the subsequent years. We concluded that regular exercise has positive effects on plasma lipid levels, which results in reducing the risk of CHD in middle-aged and older adults.
Masaru Teramoto; Lawrence A Golding
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Research quarterly for exercise and sport     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0270-1367     ISO Abbreviation:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-08-04     Completed Date:  2009-09-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006373     Medline TA:  Res Q Exerc Sport     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  138-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Sports Education Leadership, University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Nevada 89154-3034, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Artery Disease / prevention & control*
Exercise / physiology*
Lipids / blood*
Longitudinal Studies
Middle Aged
Risk Assessment
Risk Reduction Behavior
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