The relationship of blood pressure, calcium, and exercise in normotensive women

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Robert Arthur Booth (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Helen Shaw

Abstract: This study assessed possible relationships between exercise, blood calcium, and blood pressure in women. Serum total calcium (STCa), serum ionized calcium (SICa), platelet ionized calcium (PCa), and blood pressure were compared in trained (n=20) and untrained (n=21) normotensive women (18-40 yrs.). Serum sodium, potassium, magnesium (SMg), albumin (SAlb), and total protein (STpro), plus dietary intakes of total calories, calcium, protein, fat, and carbohydrate were also measured. Training was defined as running at least 20 miles/week for the six months prior to the study, with untrained defined as less than 10 miles/week. Three blood pressure measurements were obtained from fasted subjects in the supine position, after a ten minute stabilization period, utilizing a Dinamap vital signs monitor. A blood sample for analysis of the serum parameters and PCa was taken after the blood pressure measurements. Subjects were asked to keep a seven-day food record which was analyzed with the Nutripractor 6000 dietary analysis software package.

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Language: English
Date: 1990
Exercise $x Physiological aspects
Blood pressure
Calcium in the body
Women $x Health and hygiene

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