alexa Effects of long-term physical training on body fat, metabolism, and blood pressure in obesity.


Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods

Author(s): Krotkiewski M, Mandroukas K, Sjstrm L, Sullivan L, Wetterqvist H,

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Abstract Twenty-seven women with varying degrees of obesity were physically trained for 6 mo on an ad lib. diet. Body fat changes were positively correlated with the number of fat cells in adipose tissue. Obese women with fewer fat cells decreased in weight during training whereas women with severe obesity and an increased number of fat cells even gained weight. Blood pressure decreased consistently after training. Blood pressure elevation was not associated with body fat mass, nor was a decrease in blood pressure associated with a decrease in body fat or with pretraining blood pressure level. There were, instead, correlations between decreases in blood pressure on the one hand and initial concentrations and decreases in plasma insulin and triglycerides and blood glucose on the other. These results suggest an association between elevated blood pressure and metabolic variables. The possibility of treating and preventing early essential hypertension with methods that also correct the metabolic derangement, such as diet and exercise, should be given high priority in further research.
This article was published in Metabolism and referenced in Journal of Medical Diagnostic Methods

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