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ANTONINO BIANCO

FITNESS IN PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF THE METABOLIC SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT

  • Autori: Bianco, A.; Mancuso, E.; Pilano, A.; Paoli, A.; Proia, P.; Battaglia, G.; Bellafiore, M.; Palma, A.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2010
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista (Articolo in rivista)
  • Parole Chiave: Metabolic Syndrome, Fitness, Exercise training
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/43656

Abstract

Physical inactivity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and persons who are less active and less fit have a 30% to 50% greater risk for high blood pressure and others metabolic diseases. The objective of this study was to improve the cardio-respiratory fitness, and to reduce body weight in an obese, hypertensive and sedentary man (Metabolic Syndrome Case Report). The anthropometrics and physiological characteristics were recorded before, during and after the experimentation. The subject performed a specific fitness program for eleven months (70 sessions). The results showed a significant reduction of Body Mass (p<0.001). Moreover the resting blood pressure recorded at the end of the experimentation was significantly lower (p<0.05) than initial. The Fat Mass showed a significant reduction and the Fat Free Mass (Lean) showed a significant improvement. At the end of the training period the subject changed his status from obese man to overweight man; His blood pressure returned slowly to normal physiological values according with the recent literature. In conclusion, according with the recent literature we can suppose that physical activity can give a reasonable contribute to prevent and to treat the metabolic syndrome. More studies are necessary to indentify which type of physical activity: the specific intensity and length of each exercise.