|Title||Coronary heart disease risk between active and inactive women with multiple sclerosis.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2002|
|Authors||Slawta, JN, McCubbin, JA, Wilcox, A, Fox, SD, Nalle, DJ, Anderson, G|
|Journal||Medicine and science in sports and exercise|
|Date Published||2002 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.