Soccer improves fitness and attenuates cardiovascular risk factors in hypertensive men

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INTRODUCTION: The present study investigated the fitness and health effects of medium-term soccer training for untrained hypertensive middle-aged men. METHODS: Thirty-three untrained males (31-54 y) with mild-to-moderate hypertension were randomised 2:1 to a soccer training group (STG, two 1-h sessions per week, n=22, 68% on medication) and a doctor advice group receiving traditional physician-guided recommendations on cardiovascular risk factor modification (DAG, n=11, 73% on medication). Two-way repeated-measurement ANOVA time-group statistics was applied. RESULTS: During soccer training, average heart rate was 155±2 bpm or 85±2% HRmax. In STG, systolic and diastolic blood pressures decreased (P
TidsskriftMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)553-561
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 2013

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CURIS 2013 5200 039

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