Overweight and obese adults are advised to exercise to improve their health, but more than 50 percent do not do so. New research to be presented at the 14th International Conference on Endothelin: Physiology, Pathophysiology and Therapeutics suggests that taking vitamin C supplements daily can have similar cardiovascular benefits as regular exercise in these adults.
The blood vessels of overweight and obese adults have elevated activity of the small vessel-constricting protein endothelin (ET)-1. Because of the high ET-1 activity, these vessels are more prone to constricting, becoming less responsive to blood flow demand and increasing risk of developing vascular disease.
Exercise has been shown to reduce ET-1 activity, but incorporating an exercise regimen into a daily routine can be challenging. This study, conducted at the University of Colorado, Boulder, examined whether vitamin C supplements, which have been reported to improve vessel function, can also lower ET-1 activity.
The researchers found that daily supplementation of vitamin C (500 mg/day, time-released) reduced ET-1-related vessel constriction as much as walking for exercise did. Vitamin C supplementation represents an effective lifestyle strategy for reducing ET-1-mediated vessel constriction in overweight and obese adults, the researchers wrote.
Read more: Vitamin C: The Exercise Replacement?
The Latest on: Exercise Replacement
via Google News
The Latest on: Exercise Replacement
- Racket sports may worsen knee arthritis in overweight people, a new study findson November 17, 2020 at 10:02 am
Playing racket sports like tennis and racquetball, while healthy forms of exercise, may accelerate knee joint degeneration in overweight people with osteoarthritis, according to a new study.
- Study: Racquet sports make arthritic knees worse for overweight peopleon November 17, 2020 at 9:57 am
For overweight people with arthritic knees, racket sports like tennis and racquetball may accelerate degeneration of the joints, a new study finds.
- Overweight With Arthritic Knees? You Might Want to Avoid Tennison November 17, 2020 at 9:46 am
For overweight people with arthritic knees, racket sports like tennis and racquetball may accelerate degeneration of the joints, a new study finds. Exercise can benefit overweight people, but the ...
- Can exercise help manage my hip pain?on November 17, 2020 at 8:45 am
Fitness Solutions reader Catherine O’Brien wanted to know if I had any suggestions for exercises for managing hip pain. To help with the answer, I contacted a mentor of mine, Dr. Michael Jones, ...
- Racket sports may worsen knee arthritison November 17, 2020 at 2:02 am
Racket sports like tennis and racquetball appear to accelerate knee joint degeneration in overweight people with osteoarthritis, according to a study being presented at the annual meeting of the ...
- NordicTrack Black Friday Deals 2020: Early Treadmill, Exercise Bike, Elliptical & More Savings Ranked by The Consumer Poston November 16, 2020 at 5:45 pm
Black Friday 2020 researchers round-up all the top early NordicTrack deals for Black Friday, featuring all the best savings on stationary bikes ...
- Ageing submarine rescue vehicle damaged in training mishap as Defence mulls cancelling contract for new replacementon November 16, 2020 at 11:20 am
"Australian Defence Force conducts military exercises to train for all likely outcomes and ... submarine rescue system had severe limitations and any delays in acquiring a replacement could open a ...
- Saint Peter’s Weight Loss and Bariatric Center Offers a New You in 2021on November 16, 2020 at 9:41 am
Denise was suffering from excruciating pain, but surgeons said she needed to lose considerable weight before they could perform hip replacement surgery.
- November date for EU funding replacement for Waleson November 12, 2020 at 9:53 am
The UK Government says details of a new fund to replace EU spending programmes will be announced as part of its Spending Review on November 25th ...
- Spencer Pablo Made the Most Hilarious Sky Replacement We’ve Seenon November 11, 2020 at 3:02 pm
Photographer Spencer Pablo used the new Photoshop Sky Replacement tool to create these funny photos of Baby Trump. Check them out!
via Bing News