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Vol. 45. Issue 165.
Pages 30-39 (January - March 2010)
Vol. 45. Issue 165.
Pages 30-39 (January - March 2010)
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Physical activity and lipid oxidation
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Andreu Arquera, Roberto Elosuab, Roberto Elosuac, Jaume Marrugatc,
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jmarrugat@imim.es

Autor para correspondencia. jmarrugat@imim.es
a Centro de Alto Rendimiento de San Cugat, Barcelona, España
b CIBER Epidemiología y Salud Pública, Barcelona, España
c Instituto Municipal de Investigación Médica, Barcelona, España
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Regular physical activity (PA) is associated with lower cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Part of these benefits is related to the effects over the classic cardiovascular risk factors. These effects, however, only explain part of the protection of PA from these types of diseases. The oxidation of LDL cholesterol particles, which is the aetiopathogenic mechanism of a great part of cardiovascular diseases, plays an important role in the arteriosclerotic process. This narrative review presents current knowledge on the relationship between carrying out physical activity and lipid oxidation.

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