The effects of lifestyle activity modification (LAM) or a structured exercise program on non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors in African-American women

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Gina M Ward (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Advisor
Laurie Wideman

Abstract: "The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of lifestyle activity modification (LAM) and structured exercise on the non-traditional cardiovascular risk factors C-reactive protein (CRP) and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), in sedentary, African American Women. Subjects were randomized to a control group, a structured exercise group, or LAM group for a twelve week intervention. A repeated measures ANOVA showed that both the exercise and LAM group significantly improved their predicted VO2max and daily physical activity level. The exercise group significantly decreased their percent body fat and the control group significantly increased their waist circumference, while there were no changes in the LAM group. There were no changes in insulin, glucose, CPR or PAI-1. Results show that both LAM and structured exercise improved cardiovascular fitness and prevented an increase in waist circumference in this cohort, but neither improved levels of CRP or PAI-1."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

Additional Information

Publication
Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2006
Keywords
lifestyle activity modification (LAM), cardiovascular risk factors, C-reactive protein (CRP), plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 (PAI-1), African American Women
Subjects
African American women--Health and hygiene
Exercise for women--Physiological aspects
Cardiovascular fitness