Aerobic exercise training fails to lower hypertriglyceridemia levels in persons with advanced HIV-1 infection

Thomas J. Birk, Rodger D. MacArthur, Lynn M. Lipton, Sheldon D. Levine

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The purpose of this study was to determine whether blood lipid and lipoprotein concentrations varied in 5 men with advanced HIV-1 infection after 12 months of aerobic exercise training. Prior to exercise, the mean baseline cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) serum concentration were each lower, and mean baseline triglyceride concentration was higher compared to a healthy population norm. Consistent exercise training for 12 months failed to significantly (p > .05) alter cholesterol or HDL-C. Triglyceride concentration was significantly (p < .05) elevated above baseline (63 mg/dL) regardless of exercise compliance. The results suggest that long-term exercise training cannot correct lipid profile abnormality, particularly hypertriglyceridemia, common to individuals with advanced HIV-1 infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-24
Number of pages5
JournalThe Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care : JANAC
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes


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  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing

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