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Exercise May Help Patients with Heart Failure

Exercise May Help Patients with Heart Failure

October 30, 2001

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Moderate aerobic exercise appears to lower levels of an immune system protein that may contribute to congestive heart failure (CHF), new study findings suggest.

In the study, a group of men with CHF participated in an exercise program at a rehabilitation center supervised by instructors specializing in cardiac rehabilitation. After the 3-month program, the men had significantly lower levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, a protein that helps trigger inflammation.

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Exercise Maintains Elders' Helpful Angina Response

Exercise Maintains Elders' Helpful Angina Response

November 1, 2001 By Melissa Schorr

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Physical activity may help elderly patients retain a preconditioning response produced prior to a heart attack that seems to offer some protection against death, Italian researchers report.

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Short Exercise Bouts as Effective as Long Session

Short Exercise Bouts as Effective as Long Session

October 17, 2001 By Suzanne Rostler

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Individuals who forego exercise for lack of time may need to find a new excuse, results of a new study suggest. According to the report, short bursts of activity are just as effective as one long session when it comes to burning calories, losing weight and improving aerobic fitness.

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