Soccer Improves Fitness and Attenuates Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Hypertensive Men

Peter Krustrup, Morten B Randers, Lars J Andersen, Sarah R Jackman, Jens Bangsbo, Peter R Hansen

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    Abstract

    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
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    TidsskriftMedicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
    ISSN0195-9131
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - 2012

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