Echocardiographic Changes during a One-Year Exercise Program in Previously Sedentary Normal Middle-Aged Men
Previous echocardiographic studies of the effects of physical conditioning have focused primarily on persons aged 35 and younger who undergo exercise training for six months or less [1, 2, 3, 4]. In this study, 81 healthy but previously sedentary men, aged 35–55, were randomly assigned to exercise and control groups, to examine the effects on cardiac dimensions and plasma lipoproteins of a year-long running program.
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