THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AEROBIC FITNESS AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS IN THE CANADIAN FORCES

Authors
  1. Brown, T.E.
  2. Myles, W.S.
  3. Allen, C.L.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
Aerobic fitness and the incidence of risk factors related to cardiovascular disease (CVD) were compared for 1595 Canadian servicemen 20-50 years of age. Aerobic power (VO sub 2 max) was predicted from heart rates during submaximal exercise performed on a bicycle ergometer. The risk factors, body fat, serum cholesterol, serum triglycerides and blood pressure were measured by standard procedures. Smoking histories were obtained by questionnaire. A positive relationship was demonstrated between VO sub 2 max and all of the CVD risk factors examined. This relationship was demonstrated between those over 40 years of age, the age group most at risk from CVD. The validity of this and other studies relating aerobic fitness to susceptibility to CVD is discussed.
Report Number
TR-79-X-11 —
Date of publication
15 Mar 1979
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
79-01693
CANDIS No
86043
Format(s):
Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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