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J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 May;27(5):1435-9. doi: 10.1589/jpts.27.1435. Epub 2015 May 26.

Effects of a 12-week healthy-life exercise program on oxidized low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and carotid intima-media thickness in obese elderly women.

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1
The Dong-A Anti-aging Research Institute, Dong-A University, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Health Care and Sciences, Dong-A University, Republic of Korea ; Research Institute of National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Japan.
3
College of Sport Sciences, Dong-A University, Republic of Korea.
4
Institute of Taekwondo for Health and Culture, Dong-A University, Republic of Korea.

Abstract

[Purpose] This study examined the effects of a 12-week exercise program on plasma level of oxidized low-density lipoprotein cholesterol in obese elderly women, who are at increased risk of heart disease morbidity. [Subjects and Methods] Twenty participants were assigned into either a control (n = 10) or a supervised exercise program (n = 10) group. The 12-week exercise intervention was performed 3 days per week and involved combined aerobic exercise, resistance exercise, and traditional Korean dance. [Results] Two-factor analysis of variance revealed significant group × time interactions for body mass, diastolic blood pressure, appendicular muscle mass. For high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, oxidized low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and the ratio of oxidized low-/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, two-factor analysis of variance revealed significant interactions (group × time), indicating responses differed significantly between the control and exercise groups after 12 weeks. [Conclusion] A 12-week low- to moderate-intensity exercise program appears to be beneficial for obese elderly women by improving risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

KEYWORDS:

Exercise; Obesity; Oxidized LDL

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