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The effect of exercise on cardiovascular risk markers in Mexican school-aged children: comparison between two structured group routines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21031246     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To assess the effects of two groups of exercise routines on cardiovascular disease risk markers.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: An intervention study was conducted with 319 Mexican school-aged children in which routines were implemented Monday through Friday for 12 weeks. Routine A was the reference group, with 20 min of less intense activity and routine B was the new group with 40 min of aerobic exercises. Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, fat mass percentage (FM%), systolic and diastolic blood pressure, lipids, lipoproteins, glucose and insulin were measured before and after the intervention.
RESULTS: Routine A had an effect on diastolic pressure, while routine B had an effect on BMI, FM%, blood pressure and triglycerides. Routine B had a greater effect on blood pressure than routine A. The prevalence of obesity, high blood pressure and hypertriglyceridemia decreased in both groups.
CONCLUSION: Aerobic exercise is an effective health promotion strategy to reduce some cardiovascular disease risk markers.
Margie Balas-Nakash; Alejandra Benítez-Arciniega; Otilia Perichart-Perera; Roxana Valdés-Ramos; Felipe Vadillo-Ortega
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Salud pública de México     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1606-7916     ISO Abbreviation:  Salud Publica Mex     Publication Date:    2010 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-29     Completed Date:  2011-02-18     Revised Date:  2011-06-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404371     Medline TA:  Salud Publica Mex     Country:  Mexico    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-405     Citation Subset:  IM    
Instituto Nacional de Perinatología Isidro Espinosa de los Reyes, México, DF.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / anatomy & histology
Blood Glucose / analysis
Blood Pressure
Body Composition
Body Mass Index
Cardiovascular Diseases / epidemiology*,  prevention & control
Dyslipidemias / epidemiology
Exercise Movement Techniques*
Hypertension / epidemiology
Insulin / blood
Lipids / blood
Lipoproteins / blood
Obesity / epidemiology
Program Evaluation
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose; 0/Lipids; 0/Lipoproteins; 11061-68-0/Insulin

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