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