Resistance training improves cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women

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2016-11-01
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Lee, Duck-Chul
Schroeder, Elizabeth
Lee, Duck-Chul
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Evidence has been emerging on the importance of adding a muscle-strengthening component to regular physical activity to improve quality of life; delay the loss of muscle mass and function; and prevent osteoporosis, sarcopenia, and the falls, fractures, and disability that may follow.1 Menopause and aging may lead to a loss in fitness, decrease in muscle strength and bone mineral density, and a gain in weight, all of which concomitantly increase the risk for many chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular disease.2 If muscle-strengthening exercise can delay or prevent these diseases in postmenopausal women, this would have important public health implications.

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<p>This accepted Editorial is published as Lee DC, Schroeder EC. Resistance training improves cardiovascular health in postmenopausal women. <em>Menopause.</em> 2016 Nov;23(11):1162-1164. doi: <a target="_blank">10.1097/GME.0000000000000758</a>. Posted with permission. </p>
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