Study of blood pressure in relation with physical activity

Mosharraf Sarker, MA Hai, FA Khanum

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Blood pressure was measured on 253 per sons in the age range of 20-70 years comprising randomly selected 198 males and 55 females undertaking different grades of physical activities for at least two years to determine the relationship of physical activity on blood pressure. Variables which are already known to affect the blood pressure were also taken into account. The study shown that the variables such as age, sex, body weight, smoking habit etc affect the blood pressure. Regular Physical activity inhibits a rise in the blood pressure and specially in diastolic pressure. Such effect irrespective of other variables, was also maintained. The study reveals that both components of blood pressure decreased with increasing grade of physical activity.
Original languageEnglish
JournalBangladesh Renal Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1988


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