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SOURCE: Vascular Health Sciences
New study reveals heart health benefits of weight lifting, especially among African American men.
(PRWEB) January 17, 2013
New research shows that just six weeks of resistance training can have a positive impact on the blood levels of key indicators for inflammation, immune response and artery shape among African American men.
“There is no substitute for good exercise,” said Vascular Health Sciences Chief Science Officer Nathalie Chevreau, PhD, R.D. “New research continues to enlighten us about the increasing amount of benefits exercise provides – some unique, some general.”
The study, published in the Journal of Human Hypertension, shows the correlation among African American men, but doesn’t show the same correlation for Caucasian men. The finding is possibly due to the unique drop in C-reactive protein experienced by African Men who lift weights.
"This suggests that resistance exercise training is more beneficial in young African-American men than in [white] men of the same age," Bo Fernhall, dean of the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, said in a university news release.
Fernhall pointed out that cardiovascular disease is much more prevalent among African-Americans than Caucasians, especially stroke and kidney disease.
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