Low-intensity exercise reduces blood pressure in obese women

01/8/2012 | Reuters

Data on 404 overweight or obese women with higher-than-normal blood pressure show that those who underwent the most intense physical activity for six months saw a 14-point reduction in systolic exercise blood pressure, while those who were least active experienced an 11-point drop. The findings suggest that even modest exercise might be beneficial, said lead researcher Damon Swift.

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