Does chronic high-intensity #endurance training have an effect on cardiovascular markers of active populations and athletes? Systematic review and meta-analysis

There was significant improvement in high-density #lipoprotein with weighted standardised mean difference and effect size=−1.06 (−1.83 to −0.30), p=0.006. We have also observed a significant reduction in low-density lipoprotein and total cholesterol with weighted standardised mean difference and effect size=−0.97 (−1.58 to −0.36), p=0.002, and = −0.78 (−1.34 to −0.22), p=0.007, respectively. There was a significant reduction in interleukin 6 (IL-6) using a fixed effect … Continue reading Does chronic high-intensity #endurance training have an effect on cardiovascular markers of active populations and athletes? Systematic review and meta-analysis

Relationship between #obesity indices and #hypertension among middle-aged and elderly populations in Taiwan: A community-based, cross-sectional study

..The obesity indices included body mass index (BMI), body fat (BF) percentage and waist circumference (WC). Of the 396 people recruited, 200 had HTN. The age-adjusted Pearson’s coefficients of BMI, BF percentage and WC were 0.23 (p<0.001), 0.14 (p=0.01) and 0.26 (p<0.001), respectively. Multiple logistic regression of the HTN-related obesity indices showed that the ORs of BMI, BF percentage and WC were 1.15 (95% CI … Continue reading Relationship between #obesity indices and #hypertension among middle-aged and elderly populations in Taiwan: A community-based, cross-sectional study