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Effects of Wear Training for Improving Vascular Compliance on Blood Pressures and Blood Lipid Profiles in Prehypertensive Subjects

온열요법으로서의 착의훈련이 고혈압 전단계자의 혈압 및 혈중 지질성분에 미치는 영향

  • Yoo, Shin-Jung (Department of Clothing & Textiles, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Park, Joon-Hee (Department of Clothing & Textiles, Kyung Hee University)
  • Received : 2012.01.03
  • Accepted : 2012.02.06
  • Published : 2012.02.29

Abstract

This study investigates the effects of wear training on blood pressure and blood lipid profiles. For the purpose of this research, 'wear training' refers to the alternating stimulation of temperature while using specific clothing under controlled situations ($18.8{\pm}0.2^{\circ}C$, $38{\pm}3%RH$). The participants alternated between two different garments producing a $1.5^{\circ}C$ difference in the innerest microclimate temperature over a period of 4 weeks. The experiments in this study were conducted in a comfortable environment after sufficient rest. The results were as follows. The systolic blood pressure and mean arterial pressure were lower in the post test than in the pre test (p<.05). The atherogenic index (AI) was also reduced and the LDL-C/HDL-C ratio increased (p<.05) in the post test. These results demonstrated that wear training positively affected improvement in vascular stiffness.

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Supported by : 경희대학교

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