Effect of leisure time exercise on high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, its subclasses, and size in Asian Indians

Narendra C. Bhalodkar, Steve Blum, Thakor Rana, Ami Bhalodkar, R. Kitchappa, Enas A. Enas

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Abstract

Asian Indians have a greater prevalence and incidence of coronary artery disease than other ethnic groups, despite similar routine lipid profiles. High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, particularly the large subclass, is predominantly associated with coronary artery disease protection. Exercise reduces coronary artery disease risk by improving HDL cholesterol levels. The effect of exercise on HDL cholesterol concentrations, subclasses, and size, measured by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, was assessed in 388 healthy Asian Indians. Exercise was associated with significantly greater concentrations of total HDL cholesterol, entirely due to significant increases in the cardioprotective large HDL subclass and larger HDL cholesterol particle sizes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-100
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume96
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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