Broad-spectrum health improvements with one year of soccer training in inactive mildly hypertensive middle-aged women

P. Krustrup, M.B. Skoradal, M.B. Randers, P. Weihe, J. Uth, M. Mohr

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The study tested the hypothesis that long-term soccer training has positive impact on cardiovascular profile, body composition, bone health, and physical capacity in inactive, pre-menopausal women with mild hypertension. The study applied a randomized controlled design in which physically inactive middle-aged women were separated into a soccer training group (n=19; SOC) and a control group (n=12; CON). SOC performed 128+/-29 (+/-SD) one-h small-sided soccer training sessions over one year. Blood pressure, body composition, blood lipid profile, and fitness level were determined pre- and post-intervention. Over one year, mean arterial pressure decreased more in SOC than in CON (-5+/-7 vs +4+/-5 mmHg; P
TidsskriftScandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports
Udgave nummer12
Sider (fra-til)1893-1901
Antal sider9
StatusUdgivet - 2017
Udgivet eksterntJa