Effect of exercise training on plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in coronary disease patients

G. Harley Hartung, William G. Squires, Antonio Gotto

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Abstract

The effects of chronic exercise training on plasma high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) were studied in 18 male coronary patients. Exercise consisted of aerobic activities utilizing approximately 70% of maximal oxygen uptake (V̇O2 max) for 20 to 40 minutes, three times weekly for 3 months. Significant increases in V̇O2 max, HDL-C, HDL-C/total cholesterol, and a decrease in percent body fat were documented after training. No significant changes were foundin total cholesterol, triglyceride, body weight, or low-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Vigorous physical training can contribute to increases in HDL-C in patients with coronary disease without changes in total cholesterol or body weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Heart Journal
Volume101
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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