Volume 8 (2005) Issue 1 Pages 19-23
This study was performed to investigate the effect of regular aerobic exercise on the representative markers of cardiovascular inflammatory diseases. Biomarkers of cardiovascular disease were measured in 89 healthy elderly males (age range; 47–88) living in Seoul, Korea. Questionnaires were used to assess the status of the regular exercise participants. Various factors associated with chronic cardiovascular diseases, including total cholesterol, triglyceride, phospholipid, platelet, and C-reactive protein were lowered in regular exercise participants (p<0.05). In contrast, serum albumin concentration was higher in the exercised group compared with a non-exercised group (p<0.05). Therefore it was concluded that participation in regular exercise reduces cardiovascular inflammation and offers protection against chronic cardiovascular disease in elderly Korean men.