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Rahmani Ghobadi M, hoseini R. The Relationship of Physical Activity and Risk Factors of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) in Older Men. Salmand. 2015; 9 (4) :316-323
URL: http://salmandj.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-742-en.html

1- PhD Candidate Department of Physician Education and Sport Science, Damavand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran.
2- PhD Candidate Faculty of physical education & sport sciences, University of Guilan, Rasht, Iran. , rastegar.hoseini@gmail.com
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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to the relationship of physical activity and risk factors of coronary heart disease (CHD) in older men.

Methods & Materials: The target population of this study was all older men in city of Kermanshah. Then, 123 healthy older men with mean age of 63.5±3.58 years, height 174.11±7.83 cm, weight 84.23±8.13 kg and body mass index 27.74±4.2 kg.m2 were selected as subjects by using the clustering method for sampling. Subjects completed an informed consent form, health history questionnaire and physical activity questionnaire (Beack). Measurements included weight, height, body mass index (BMI), percent body fat (PBF), waist to hip ratio (WHR) and CHD risk (total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), systole blood pressure (SBP) and Diastolic blood pressure (DBP). For data analysis, inferential statistics of Kolmogorov-Smirnov and Pearson correlation coefficient were used.

Results: The results showed that were significant negative correlations between physical activity and percent body fat (PBF), body mass index (BMI), waist to hip ratio (WHR), total cholesterol (TC), triglycerides (TG), low-density lipoprotein (LDL), systole blood pressure (SBP) and Diastolic blood pressure (DBP) . Also, results showed that was significant positive correlations between physical activity and high-density lipoprotein (HDL).

Conclusion: This research showed that the prevalence of cardiovascular disease and hypertension in older men in is over expectation. Also it cleared that the increase in the levels of physical activity can reduce the risk of heart disease – cardiovascular disease is effective, it is recommended that through various ways such as the holding of the workshop of educational meetings, holding a lecture about the benefits of regular sport activity and Increase participation in physical activity can be a method for improving health and reducing cardiovascular diseases in them.

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Geriatric
Received: 2014/08/10 | Accepted: 2014/12/10 | Published: 2015/01/01

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