TitleCoronary heart disease risk between active and inactive women with multiple sclerosis.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2002
AuthorsSlawta, JN, McCubbin, JA, Wilcox, A, Fox, SD, Nalle, DJ, Anderson, G
JournalMedicine and science in sports and exercise
Date Published2002 Jun

Physical activity is strongly recommended as a principal component of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor management aimed at favorably lowering abdominal fat accumulation, lowering levels of triglyceride (TG), raising levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), and improving insulin sensitivity. Although physical activity practices are reported to be low in women with multiple sclerosis (MS), some women with MS remain physically active despite their disability. Thus, the primary aim of the study was to determine whether abdominal fat accumulation and levels of TG, HDL-C, and glucose differ between active and inactive women with MS.