Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels in middle-aged male runners and sedentary controls

Hubinger L., Mackinnon L.T. and Lepre F. (1995) Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels in middle-aged male runners and sedentary controls. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 27 4: 490-495.

Author Hubinger L.
Mackinnon L.T.
Lepre F.
Title Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] levels in middle-aged male runners and sedentary controls
Journal name Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1530-0315
Publication date 1995-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 27
Issue 4
Start page 490
End page 495
Total pages 6
Subject 2732 Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
3612 Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
Abstract Serum Lipoprotein(a) [Lp(a)] concentration was compared between middle-aged well-trained Caucasian male endurance runners (N = 57), (mean age ± SEM 47.8 ± 0.7 yr) and age-, body mass-, and body mass index (BMI)- matched male nonathletic control subjects (N = 62), (mean age ± SEM 48.7 ± 0.8). The mean weekly training distance of the runners was (60.7 ± 2.8 km•wk-1) at the time of testing. Median Lp(a) levels were not significantly different (P > 0.05) between the runners (15.0 mg•dl-1) and the control subjects (12.5 mg•dl-1). As expected, compared with control subjects, in runners levels of other lipoproteins and apoproteins were significantly more favorable for cardiovascular health (all P < 0.01). There was no significant relationship between Lp(a) and any other measured variable (lipid, anthropometric, or dietary) in the runners group. In the control group, the significant positive correlation between Lp(a) and LDL-C was no longer significant after correction for the estimated contribution of Lp(a) cholesterol to LDL-C. These cross-sectional data suggest that a lifestyle of moderate to intense exercise training does not exert a significant impact on the Lp(a) level.
Keyword Apoproteins
Blood lipids
Endurance exercise
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
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