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Exercise, Atherosclerosis, and the Endothelium: Where the Action is (Part II)

Roitman, Jeffrey L. EdD, FACSM; LaFontaine, Tom PhD, ACSM RCEP, CSCS, NSCA-CPT, FACSM
Strength & Conditioning Journal: February 2006
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Evidence shows that endothelial dysfunction precedes the development and progression of atherosclerosis. Recently, several studies have shown that exercise training can improve and potentially reverse endothelial dysfunction. This article presents basic information on endothelial function and the role of exercise in preventing and improving dysfunction. Part 1 of this column was published in Strength Cond. J. 27(5):31-33.2005.

Jeffrey L. Roitman is Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Research Medical Center, HCA Midwest Division.

© 2006 by the National Strength & Conditioning Association