Navigation Links
Peripheral Artery Disease Can Be Delayed By Walking

Peripheral artery disease can be delayed to a great extent by taking walks thrice a week. The disease is responsible for impaired blood flow // and leg pain, according to a recent research. The walking ability of a person can also be improved through the exercise. As a part of the study, researchers tested the physical ability of 417 men and women by measuring the distance they could walk in 6 minutes and by observing their ability to get up from a chair unassisted. They also studied how well the participants maintained balance in a standing position, and how fast they could walk over a short distance.

The researchers found that as per the study, people who walked for exercise three or more times per week had a significantly smaller average annual decline in walking distance and speed than those who walked one to two times per week.

They also noted a disparity in the amount of exercise between people of different races. The researchers realized that only a small proportion of African-American study participants walked for exercise three or more times per week. Previous studies have shown that African-American patients with peripheral artery disease have greater functional impairment than white patients, and that the prevalence of the disease is higher in African-Americans than in white patients.

Mary McGrae McDermott, M.D., associate professor of medicine, division of general internal medicine, at the Feinberg School who led the study, said that the data suggested that doctors should encourage African-American patients to get more exercise.

'Data from the study suggest that doctors should take steps to encourage African-American individuals to increase their frequency of walking exercise,' she said.

The study was conducted by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is published in January issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Edited (ANI)

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. New Test to Diagnose the Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD)
2. Physical Activity benefited Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) patients
3. People Under 60 At Risk Of Premature Peripheral Vascular Disease
4. Transdermal HRT not cardioprotective in postmenopausal women with Coronary Artery Disease
5. The Link Between Oxidized Phospholipids And Coronary Artery Disease
6. Artery Stiffness Linked To Increasing Levels Of C-reactive protein
7. Stents That Release Medication To Check Artery Narrowing
8. Cigarette Smoking Leads To Development Of Type 2 Diabetes In Patients With Coronary Artery Disease
9. Stenting: A Possible Remedy For Brain Artery Blockage
10. Neck Artery Treatment Apart From Clearing Plaques Boosts Memory
11. Physical Activity benefited Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) patients
Post Your Comments:

(Date:11/29/2015)... San Jose, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 29, 2015 , ... ... Bay Area, is proud to announce their December, 2015, featured apartment community: Epic. In ... looking for corporate housing in the tight Bay Area rental market to efficiently find ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Safe storage for contraceptive devices may not always be easy ... Jersey and the other from Bradley Beach, New Jersey, there is an easy solution ... having to replace NuvaRings more often than necessary. As such, it affords peace of ...
(Date:11/28/2015)... ... , ... Beginning November 30th at 6:00 a.m. EST until 11:59 p.m. EST, ... of up to 20% off orders $80 or more to free gifts with purchases, there ... , As a competitive e-commerce website for skin care and cosmetic needs, customers will save ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 28, 2015 , ... There is only one major question facing ... last year? , This question has not been an easy question to answer. Especially ... age and the younger workforce don’t share the same discipline around working long hours. ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... According to an article published ... Toronto and the University of British Columbia suggested that laws requiring bicyclists to wear ... explains that part of the reason for the controversial conclusion is that, while helmets ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ... Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging ... --> --> This ... the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring market, including emerging ...
(Date:11/26/2015)... , November 26, 2015 ... the addition of the  "2016 Future ... European Cell Surface Marker Testing Market: ...  report to their offering.  --> ... addition of the  "2016 Future Horizons ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  The total global healthcare industry is expected to grow ... Latin America has the highest projected growth at ... Japan ), is second with growth projected at 11.5%. ... healthcare expenditure. In 2013-2014, total government funded healthcare was nearly ... to 41.2% in 2013-2014. In real terms, out of pocket ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: