Kirsi-Tiina Kukkonen

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The aim of the study was to clarify the feasibility of physical training for middle-aged borderline-hypertensive males. Blood pressure of 59 subjects was followed for nine months, whereafter 25 persons were classified as borderline-hypertensive and 34 persons as normotensive. Both groups were randomly allocated into training and control groups. Training(More)
PURPOSE Angiogenesis in diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a multifactorial process regulated by hypoxia-induced growth factors and inflammatory cytokines. In addition to the angiogenic switch, the proteolytic processing and altered synthesis of the extracellular matrix are critical steps in this disease. This study was performed to evaluate the levels of matrix(More)
The aim of this study was to find out how individually prescribed moderate physical training influences aerobic power and body weight in obese middle-aged men and women. 210 persons with poor physical fitness and body mass index (BMI) over 25 kg/m2 were accepted. Of these 169 persons were without regular medication and in this group 95 persons trained(More)
The aim of the present study was to analyse to what extent serum lipoproteins are determined by overweight and physical fitness. Fifty-eight middle-aged males were divided into lean, overweight and obese subgroups according to their body mass indices, which characterization was also well in accordance with two skinfold thicknesses. Maximal oxygen(More)
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