Effects of an exercise program on physiological functions in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome

Heli Valkeinen, Ihab Hajjar, Kun Hu, Brad Manor, Jessica Wisocky, Vera Novak

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of a mixed interval aerobic and strength training (MAST) program on physiological functions in older women with metabolic syndrome. A total of 12 participants were randomly assigned to the exercise group (16-week MAST program) or the control group. Outcomes included oxygen uptake (VO2max), cerebral blood flow velocity (BFV), and cognitive functions. The exercise group demonstrated increased VO2max and certain improvements in cognitive functions. No changes were observed in BFV for both groups. These results can be used as preliminary data for planning larger studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-235
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gerontology
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • blood flow velocity
  • executive function
  • exercise
  • metabolic syndrome X
  • oxygen consumption

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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