Caloric restriction and intermittent fasting alter spectral measures of heart rate and blood pressure variability in rats

@article{Mager2006CaloricRA,
  title={Caloric restriction and intermittent fasting alter spectral measures of heart rate and blood pressure variability in rats},
  author={Donald E. Mager and Ruiqian Wan and Martin Brown and Aiwu Cheng and Przemyslaw Warȩski and Darrell R. Abernethy and Mark P. Mattson},
  journal={The FASEB Journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={20},
  pages={631 - 637}
}
Dietary restriction (DR) has been shown to increase life span, delay or prevent age‐associated diseases, and improve functional and metabolic cardiovascular risk factors in rodents and other species. To investigate the effects of DR on beat‐to‐beat heart rate and diastolic blood pressure variability (HRV and DPV) in male Sprague‐Dawley rats, we implanted telemetric transmitters and animals were maintained on either intermittent fasting (every other day feeding) or calorie‐restricted (40… 

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The results in the Voluntary and the Forced groups suggest that cardiovascular adjustments are not simply caused by the quantity of exercise, and both sympathetic and parasympathetic activity may decrease with a predominance of sympathetic activity.
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