the effect of a physical activity program on the blood lipid profile in women
between 40 and 55 years old. Methods: 7 female participants from the city of
Chihuahua, Chihuahua, Mexico, on a program of moderateintensity physical
activity lasting 4 months, evaluated before and after the implementation of
the program in the variables of total cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL and HDL,
as well as the atherogenic index and cardiovascular risk. Data were analyzed
with Student t test for related samples with a significance level of 0.05. Results:
Total cholesterol levels and LDL in samples collected after physical exercise
program decreased significantly compared to those collected before the
implementation of the exercise program, while statistically, HDL and triglycerides
did not show significant changes. The atherogenic index and cardiovascular
risk showed positive trends, thus favoring that moderate intensity aerobic
exercise decreased cardiovascular risk in women reaching the perimenopause period.
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