Effect of Exercise Training and Acute Exercise on Essential Hypertensives
Hypertension is a major health problem in the United States and Russia, as well as around the world. Essential hypertension, defined as a blood pressure(BP)> 140/90 mmHg, is present in approximately 20% of adults in industrialized societies and these prevalence rates rise sharply with age (10). Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, particularly coronary artery disease (13). Numerous studies indicate that endurance exercise training lowers BP in individuals with mild essential hypertension (BP 140–180/90–105mmHg) with the reduction averaging approximately 10 mmHg for both systolic and diastolic pressure (7,14).However, little is known about this response in women (6).
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