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Effects of light intensity activity on CVD risk factors : a systematic review of intervention studies

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posted on 04.08.2022, 04:28 authored by Romeo BatacanRomeo Batacan, Mitchell DuncanMitchell Duncan, Vincent DalboVincent Dalbo, Patrick TuckerPatrick Tucker, Andrew FenningAndrew Fenning
The effects of light intensity physical activity (LIPA) on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors remain to be established. This review summarizes the effects of LIPA on CVD risk factors and CVD-related markers in adults. A systematic search of four electronic databases (PubMed, Academic Search Complete, SPORTDiscus, and CINAHL) examining LIPA and CVD risk factors (body composition, blood pressure, glucose, insulin, glycosylated hemoglobin, and lipid profile) and CVD-related markers (maximal oxygen uptake, heart rate, C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, tumor necrosis factor-alpha, and tumor necrosis factor receptors 1 and 2) published between 1970 and 2015 was performed on 15 March 2015. A total of 33 intervention studies examining the effect of LIPA on CVD risk factors and markers were included in this review. Results indicated that LIPA did not improve CVD risk factors and CVD-related markers in healthy individuals. LIPA was found to improve systolic and diastolic blood pressure in physically inactive populations with a medical condition. Reviewed studies show little support for the role of LIPA to reduce CVD risk factors. Many of the included studies were of low to fair study quality and used low doses of LIPA. Further studies are needed to establish the value of LIPA in reducing CVD risk.

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Category 2 - Other Public Sector Grants Category

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Issue

2015

Start Page

1

End Page

10

Number of Pages

10

eISSN

2314-6141

ISSN

2314-6133

Location

United States

Publisher

Hindawi Publishing

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Physical Activity Studies; School of Medical and Applied Sciences (2013- ); TBA Research Institute; University of Newcastle;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

BioMed research international.

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