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Relationship between physical activity and risk factors for cardiovascular disease among law enforcement officers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7830172     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This investigation examined the associations between exercise habits, measures of physical fitness, and 10-year cardiovascular disease risk (CVD10, expressed as %) among 470 law enforcement officers of differing ages (range = 21 to 63 y). Only 32% of this group exercised regularly (> or = 3 days/week, > or = 20 min/session, > or = preceding 4 weeks). Only exercising subjects > 48 years old exhibited a significantly (P < .01) lower 10-year risk of a CVD event than their inactive peers (12.2 +/- 5.6 vs 16.3 +/- 6.9%, mean +/- SD). At all ages, the peak oxygen consumption per unit time was higher (50.1 +/- 6.7 vs 44.8 +/- 6.1 in the exercising than in the nonexercising group. Exercising subjects < or = 36 years old were significantly (P < .05) leaner than nonexercisers (16.3 +/- 5.5 vs 19.6 +/- 5.5% body fat, respectively) and had greater muscular endurance (45 +/- 9 vs 40 +/- 9 60-s sit-ups, respectively). These data suggest that exercise reduces CVD risk by modifying major CVD risk factors only in law enforcement officers > 48 years old.
W D Franke; D F Anderson
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of occupational medicine. : official publication of the Industrial Medical Association     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0096-1736     ISO Abbreviation:  J Occup Med     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-02-22     Completed Date:  1995-02-22     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502807     Medline TA:  J Occup Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1127-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Health and Human Performance, Iowa State University, Ames.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*
Exercise* / physiology
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology*
Oxygen Consumption
Physical Fitness
Risk Factors

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