Heart rate variability and baroreflex sensitivity are reduced in chronically undernourished, but otherwise healthy, human subjects.

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Alterations in autonomic nerve activity in subjects in a chronically undernourished state have been proposed, but have been inadequately documented. The present study evaluated heart rate and systolic blood pressure variability in the frequency domain in two underweight groups, one of which was undernourished and recruited from the lower socio-economic… (More)

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