Ieva Slivovskaja, Alvydas Juocevičius, Galina Kargina, Aurelija Meškaitė
Metabolic syndrome consists of a cluster of the cardio-metabolic risk factors – abdominal obesity; glycemic disorder, dyslipidemia and hypertension. Presence of metabolic syndrome elevates the risk of development of diabetes as well as progression of cardiovascular disease. The high prevalence of metabolic syndrome in most developed countries, including Lithuania is reported in various studies. Evidence suggests that regular moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity may reverse cardio-metabolic risk factors as well as may be preventive of the metabolic syndrome. That helps to avoid cardiovascular diseases as well as the development of diabetes. Resistance exercise is recommended as an adjunct to regular aerobic exercise in subjects with metabolic syndrome.
Keyword(s): metabolic syndrome; physical activity; aerobic exercise;resistance exercise
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