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Association of Cardio-Respiratory Endurance and BMI among Postmenopausal Indian Population

Dr. Mamta Chainani, Dr. Shyam Ganvir

Abstract: Menopause is a physiological event occurs in every women's life after the age of 51 in western world and around 44yrs of age in India. The climacteric changes in postmenopausal women has a direct effect on women's health and are more prone to complications like metabolic diseases (obesity) and increased CVD risk factors. The objective of this study was to find the association between BMI and cardio-respiratory endurance in postmenopausal women of India. This pilot study included 16 postmenopausal women. Outcomes such as body mass index(kg/m2) and six minute walk test(VO2max) were calculated. The Pearson's product moment correlation coefficient of BMI and VO2max was -0.331. There is weak negative correlation between BMI and cardio-respiratory endurance(VO2max).

Keywords: Postmenopausal, Cardiorespiratory endurance, BMI

Country: India, Subject Area: Physiotherapy

Pages: 537 - 539

Edition: Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019

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Dr. Mamta Chainani, Dr. Shyam Ganvir, "Association of Cardio-Respiratory Endurance and BMI among Postmenopausal Indian Population", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), https://www.ijsr.net/archive/v8i5/show_abstract.php?id=ART20197679, Volume 8 Issue 5, May 2019, 537 - 539

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