Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Physical activity and lipid oxidation

Jaume Marrugat, Andreu Arquer, Roberto Elosua


Regular physical activity (PA) is associated with lower cardiovascular mortality and morbidity. Part of these benefits is related to the effects over the classic cardiovascular risk factors. These effects, however, only explain part of the protection of PA from these types of diseases. The oxidation of LDL cholesterol particles, which is the aetiopathogenic mechanism of a great part of cardiovascular diseases, plays an important role in the arteriosclerotic process. This narrative review presents current knowledge on the relationship between carrying out physical activity and lipid oxidation.

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