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Background & Objectives: Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the most common
causes of mortality in the world. Hypertension is one of the most important risk
factors for cardiovascular diseases. Decreasing blood pressure has a significant
role in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events, which can be achieved by exercising.
The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of a six-week resistance
training on the CVD risk factors in young females with hypertension in Islamic
Azad University, Damavand Branch, Iran.
Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on 18 young non-athletic fe-
males with hypertension in Damavand Islamic Azad University. The subjects
were randomly divided into the experimental and control groups. Subsequently,
the cardiovascular variables, heart rate (HR), systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic
blood pressure (DBP), nitric oxide, and rate pressure product were measured
before and after the resistance exercise training.
Results: As the results of the study indicated, the HR, SBP, DBP, and rate-pressure
product significantly decreased in the experimental group, compared to those
in the control group (P< 0.05). However, nitric oxide significantly increased in the
experimental group, compared to that in the control group (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: Considering the findings of the present study, resistance exercise can
have beneficial effects on some cardiovascular factors in the young females with
hypertension and lead to reduced blood pressure.

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Type of Study: Research(Original) |
Received: 2017/04/24 | Accepted: 2017/04/24 | Published: 2017/04/24