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:: Volume 22, Issue 4 (winter 2013) ::
MEDICAL SCIENCES 2013, 22(4): 294-300 Back to browse issues page
Effect of regular physical activity on non- lipid (novel) cardiovascular risk factors
Mohammad Reza Naghii 1, Maryam Alem Aref2 , Mehdi Hedayati3
1- Sport Physiology Research Center and Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health, Baqiyatallah (a.s.) University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , naghiimr@yahoo.com
2- MSc of Military Nutrition Science, Faculty of Health, Baqiyatallah (a.s.) University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3- Research Institute for Endocrine Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (18649 Views)
Background: The aim of this study was to examine the association between physical activity and selected non-lipid CVD risk factors such as testosterone, free testosterone, Vitamin D, homocysteine, folic acid , and the inflammatory cytokines including hsCRP, TNF- Alpha and interleukin -6 in healthy military recruits.
Materials and Methods: A group of active personnel (n=50) engaging in a continuous and regular physical activity program, three days a week for a period of three months and a group of inactive personnel (n=50) were randomly recruited. Blood sample was collected from all participants and plasma was separated.
Results: Physically active subjects had significant lower measures of homocysteine and interleukin -6, known as CVD risk factors and tended to have nearly significant free testosterone level (p= 0.08), as a protective factor.
Conclusion: By reducing the risk factors of developing CVD events, such as homocysteine and interleukin -6 and increasing free testosterone and preventing its progression significantly, it clearly serves to underscore the beneficial properties of physical activity and to promote its effectiveness as a non- drug and non-invasive therapy in CVD events.
Keywords: Physical activity, Cardiovascular Diseases, Non-lipid cardiovascular risk factors, Military personnel
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Received: 2012/12/24 | Published: 2013/01/15
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Naghii M R, Alem Aref M, Hedayati M. Effect of regular physical activity on non- lipid (novel) cardiovascular risk factors. MEDICAL SCIENCES 2013; 22 (4) :294-300
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Volume 22, Issue 4 (winter 2013) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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