Efecto de un programa de ejercicio físico controlado-supervisado sobre el perfil lipídico en mujeres postmenopáusicas en Bogotá, Colombia, 2007

Translated title of the contribution: The effect of a controlled-supervised physical exercise programme on postmenopausal women's lipid profile, Bogotá, Colombia, 2007

Érica Mancera, Diana Marcela Ramos, Óscar Armando García-Vega

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Abstract

Introduction: lipid profile alteration-related metabolic changes are produced during the postmenopausal period, constituting the main risk factor for cardiovascular illness occurring in this population. It has been suggested that regular physical exercise (PE) can improve one's lipid profile, although not many studies have dealt with postmenopausal women. This investigation was aimed at evaluating the effect of a physical aerobic exercise programme on the lipid profile of postmenopausal women who had hyperlipidaemia. Methodology: this was a quasi-experimental study; 40 postmenopausal women participated in it. They undertook prescribed, controlled and supervised moderate to vigorous intensity aerobic exercise, 4-5 days per week (16 weeks total duration). Total cholesterol, triglyceride, high density lipoprotein (HDL), low density lipoprotein (LDL) and A-I and B apolypoprotein concentrations were evaluated. Results: a significant reduction was found in total cholesterol and triglyceride seric level and improved VO2 (p<0.05). Conclusions: this physical exercise programme improved triglyceride and total cholesterol profiles, thereby reducing cardiovascular risk in postmenopausal women, without incurring significant changes in other lipid variables.

Translated title of the contributionThe effect of a controlled-supervised physical exercise programme on postmenopausal women's lipid profile, Bogotá, Colombia, 2007
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)297-303
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Colombiana de Obstetricia y Ginecologia
Volume59
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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