Study: Aerobic exercises may stave off metabolic syndrome

07/20/2011 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Patients who engaged in aerobic exercises alone or in combination with weightlifting had better body mass, triglyceride levels and overall metabolic syndrome scores compared with those who only had weightlifting exercises, a study found. The findings in the American Journal of Cardiology suggest that aerobic exercises, including walking and jogging, may help cut the risk of metabolic syndrome, while resistance training alone may have little impact on the condition, experts said.

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