HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Exercise may slightly boost 'good' cholesterol levels

Regular exercise appears to modestly increase levels of high-density lipoprotein, or "good," cholesterol, according to a meta-analysis study in the May 28 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

A low level of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death worldwide, according to background information in the article. There is strong evidence that individuals who are more physically active have higher HDL-C levels. "Thus, the value of regular aerobic exercise in increasing serum [blood] HDL-C level and in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease has received widespread acceptance," the authors write. "In contrast, results of aerobic exercise studies vary considerably, depending on the exercise program (e.g., duration, intensity or frequency) and characteristics of subjects at baseline."

Satoru Kodama, M.D., of Ochanomizu University, Tokyo, and colleagues performed a meta-analysis of 25 articles reporting the results of randomized controlled trials that were published between 1966 and 2005 and assessed the effects of exercise on HDL-C. To be included in the analysis, the studies had to evaluate aerobic exercise in adults with an average age of 20 or older, specify HDL-C measurements at the beginning and end of the study, have a length of at least eight weeks, and randomly assign some participants to a group of exercisers and others to a control group of non-exercisers.

The 25 articles analyzed included a total of 1,404 participants with an average age range of 23 to 75 years and an average study period of 27.4 weeks. The exercise groups were told to exercise for an average of 3.7 sessions per week at an average of 40.5 minutes each, burning an average of 1,019 calories per week.

In all the studies combined, HDL-C increased by an average of 2.53 milligrams per deciliter in the exercise groups. The minimum
'"/>

Contact: Hirohito Sone
sone.hirohito@ocha.ac.jp
JAMA and Archives Journals
28-May-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Exercise lowers insulin in breast cancer survivors
2. Exercise test may help predict mortality risk in heart failure patients
3. Exercise may lead to improvement in patients with Parkinsons
4. Exercise can cut coronary artery disease risk for some with MS
5. Exercise science principles strengthen swallowing rehabilitation
6. Exercise improves quality of life for people with breast cancer
7. Exercise has no effect on risk of knee osteoarthritis
8. Exercise enhances seniors physical, mental functioning
9. Exercise helps elderly regain physical function and avoid major disability
10. Exercise helps breast cancer patients avoid anemia
11. Exercise prior to hip and knee replacement reduces need for inpatient rehabilitation

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... As fall and winter swiftly approach and ... Institute has taken this time to expand and grow into a full-fledged natural ... Cohn Health Institute will be relaunching its brand new website, expanding its services menu ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Cardiothoracic surgeons at ... engineers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to develop a new heart monitoring device ... open heart surgery. , The AGH/CMU team was recently awarded a “Trailblazer” grant ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... out your dear friend has cancer? , It’s hard to hear your doctor say the ... Once the shock wears off, the questions and fears can be overwhelming. , How should ... help? Words are failing me. I’m scared. I want to DO something. , We’ve talked ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Want to get moving, break up your routine, and make ... thrilled to launch its fourth annual STEPtember campaign in the United States to raise ... wherever they are at this moment — encouraging people to move in the ways ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Colorado State University Global (CSU Global) – ... education – is proud to announce its new master’s degree in Military ... in the nation, the 60-credit hour program is designed to provide students with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/26/2020)... CITY, Tenn. (PRWEB) , ... August 26, 2020 ... ... both commercial and in-home air purification systems kill Coronavirus. While air purification technologies, ... of viruses including SARS and even Ebola, no air purification system has published ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 26, 2020 , ... ... RN, CHPN, CHPCA, LNC has added CHC and CPCO to her name. , ... Certification in Healthcare Compliance (CHC) and the Certified Professional Compliance Officer (CPCO.) , ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... 26, 2020 , ... NucleusHealth, LLC, a provider of market ... and Chief Executive Officer effective immediately. Dr. Vishal Verma, the previous CEO, will ... , Mr. Hooton, a seasoned business executive, joined the company in February ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: