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Regular Aerobic Exercise Improves Blood Vessel Function in People with Chronic Kidney Disease

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Photo: Journal of Applied Physiology (2022). DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00808.2021

Structured aerobic exercise training over 12 weeks improves blood vessel function in people with stage 3 and 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a new study by physiologists at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. Researchers also found that exercise reduced blood pressure reactivity in this population. The article is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology.

This study was conducted on 38 men—primarily Black men—and 10 women with CKD who were randomly split among a structured and supervised ...