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Revista Brasileira de Medicina do Esporte

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SILVA, Jeferson Luis da; MARANHAO, Raul Cavalcante  and  MATOS VINAGRE, Carmen Guilherme Christiano de. Effects of resistance training on low density lipoprotein. Rev Bras Med Esporte [online]. 2010, vol.16, n.1, pp.71-76. ISSN 1517-8692.

The benefits of exercise regular practice are clearly established in the literature. However, the choice of the ideal exercise may be more beneficial for individuals with specific diseases and associated pathologies. The aim of this review was to determine whether resistance training (RT) promotes any change on low density lipoprotein cholesterol. Important differences were observed in research protocols, making it difficult to define the benefits of RT in this review. However, it was noticed that RT may be promising in reducing LDL-C levels mainly in adult men and women, in patients with diabetes mellitus type 1 and type 2 and in pre-menopausal women, not presenting differences in the elderly population. It was concluded that the RT is an option good of physical exercise for individuals, especially when the aerobic training (AT) is contra-indicated.

Keywords : resistance exercise; weight training; lipoprotein; cholesterol.

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