Cardiorespiratory fitness and coronary heart disease risk factor association in women

P. E. Kokkinos, J. C. Holland, A. E. Pittaras, P. Narayan, C. O. Dotson, V. Papademetriou

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A sedentary lifestyle is an independent risk factor for coronary heart disease, and increasing physical activity is recommended to reduce this risk. The association between cardiorespiratory fitness and coronary risk factors in nonsmoking adult women was examined. Three fitness categories were established based on treadmill time to exhaustion and adjusted for age. The women in the lowest-fitness category had less favorable lipid profile, blood glucose, blood pressure, and anthropometric indices than the women in the moderately, and most-fit categories. We concluded that moderate fitness is required to improve the coronary risk profile in women.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48+51-55
JournalCardiovascular Reviews and Reports
Issue number11
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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