The effects of jogging therapy on fasting plasma total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, glucose, ratio of HDLC to total cholesterol, and body weight in obese males and females

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Joan Andrea Yuhas (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Terry L. Bazzarre

Abstract: This dissertation research examined the influence of a 24- week walking/jogging program on fasting plasma total cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol, glucose, the ratio of HDLC to total cholesterol, and body weight. Participants were 11 obese females and 10 obese males, 18-30 years of age and 15-40 percent over ideal weight. The first 12 weeks consisted of increasing time periods of walking and jogging at 65-75 percent maximum effort three times per week with a jogging therapist. In the second 12 weeks, subjects ran on their own four times per week. The data collected at weeks 0, 4, 8, 12, and 24 included stress test maximum heart rate, aerobic capacity, skinfold measurements, height, weight, and fasting plasma blood samples (before, after, 20 minutes after test). Data from week 24 and the 20-minutes-after test were eliminated due to incompleteness. Mean body weight loss was nonsignificant for both females and males by ANOVA analysis. ANOVA procedures indicated a significant (p=0.0367) change in aerobic capacity for females only. Inconsistent significant (p < 0.05) associations between blood parameter changes and aerobic capacity changes were observed from week to week using simple regression. Posttest glucose was significantly (p < 0.05) higher than pretest levels for all time periods for both females and males in ANOVA analyses.

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Language: English
Date: 1982
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