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Title: 'Vascular function, body composition, cardiovascular risk and cardiovascular responses to exercise in nine and 10 year old children'
Author: Farr, Colin
ISNI:       0000 0001 3457 7981
Awarding Body: University of Exeter
Current Institution: University of Exeter
Date of Award: 2009
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Vascular dysfunction has been identified in children with obesity, insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance and an adverse body fat distribution. However, the clinical techniques used to assess the health of the vasculature may not be suitable for large scale screening of young populations. Exercise testing has been shown to act as a potential surrogate measure of assessing vascular function. Furthermore, undesirable cardiovascular (CV) responses to maximal exercise such as low oxygen uptake (low aerobic fitness), exaggerated blood pressure (BP) responses and reduced oxygenation of muscle tissue are evident in young people with increased CV risk profiles.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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