April 2000 Issue
Exercise can significantly improve blood cholesterol levels, even without weight loss, according to a small study at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. In the study, seven moderately overweight and mildly obese adults exercised aerobically four times a week while adjusting food intake to maintain their weight. After three months, all saw a drop in low-density lipoproteins (LDL's or "bad" cholesterol) from an average of 122 to 104, and an increase in
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