Effect of Physical Training on Blood Pressure and Serum Lipoproteins in Middle-Aged Men with Borderline Hypertension
Hypertension and dyslipoproteinemias are established risk factors for coronary heart disease. Since prospective studies have revealed that even mild hypertension contributes to an increased risk for coronary heart disease, its drug treatment seems to be indicated. Because of the adverse effects of drugs, various nonpharmacological methods have also been attempted. Physical training studies have suggested a blood pressure lowering effect of exercise on mildly hypertensive persons. Furthermore, regular physical training of mild to moderate intensity has a favourable effect on plasma lipoproteins. We carried out a randomized controlled trial on the effects of physical training on blood pressure and serum lipoproteins in middle-aged men.