Rodrigo Fenner Bertani

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OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND There are still many gaps in research concerning the effect of different physical training modalities on sleep quality in the elderly population. Thus, the objective of the present study was to compare the quality of sleep of hypertensive elderly subjects submitted to two types of training (ie, aerobic exercise alone or combined aerobic(More)
An appropriate fall in blood pressure (BP) during sleep is known to be related to a lower cardiovascular risk. The objective of the present study was to compare the effect of different types of training on hypertensive elderly patients under treatment in terms of pressure variability assessed by the nocturnal decline in BP. Hypertensive elderly subjects(More)
The aim of this study was to evaluate the preference for salt in hypertensive and normotensive older individuals. Hypertensive (group 1: n=32, aged 73.7±6.3 years) or normotensive patients (group 2: n=26, aged 71.5±8.0 years) were submitted to a test to determine their preference for bread samples with different salt concentrations: 1.5%, 2.0% (usual(More)
There is a relationship between high levels of inflammatory markers and low adhesion to the practice of physical activity in the older population. The objective of the present study was to compare the effect of two types of exercise programs, i.e., aerobic training and aerobic plus resistance training on the plasma levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and tumor(More)
BACKGROUND The gold standard for resistance training prescription is the one repetition maximum strength test (1RM). However, there are fears that, by making maximum effort, octogenarian may elevate their blood pressure (BP). METHODS Forty subjects (25 women) aged 83.3±3.2 years underwent two days of office BP measurements (V1 and V2). On the 1RM test(More)
OBJECTIVES: The objective of this study was to compare the effects of a combination of aerobic and resistance training to those of isolated aerobic training on blood pressure, body composition, and insulin sensitivity in hypertensive older adults. METHOD: Forty-four patients were randomly assigned to the aerobic group, resistance and aerobic group, and(More)
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