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World J Cardiol. Feb 26, 2017; 9(2): 134-138
Published online Feb 26, 2017. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v9.i2.134
Aerobic vs anaerobic exercise training effects on the cardiovascular system
Harsh Patel, Hassan Alkhawam, Raef Madanieh, Niel Shah, Constantine E Kosmas, Timothy J Vittorio
Harsh Patel, Department of Internal Medicine, State University of New York at Brooklyn - School of Medicine, Brooklyn, NY 11203, United States
Hassan Alkhawam, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst), Elmhurst, NY 11373, United States
Raef Madanieh, Niel Shah, Timothy J Vittorio, St. Francis Hospital - the Heart Center®, Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, Roslyn, NY 11576, United States
Constantine E Kosmas, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai Hospital Center, New York, NY 10029, United States
Author contributions: Patel H and Vittorio TJ conceived with an idea about this work and drafted the outline and main manuscript; Alkhawam H, Madanieh R, Shah N and Kosmas CE were responsible for critically reviewing the manuscript for intellectual content, reviewing of the literatures and editing a draft of the main manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: None.
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Correspondence to: Timothy J Vittorio, MS, MD, St. Francis Hospital - the Heart Center®, Center for Advanced Cardiac Therapeutics, 100 Port Washington Blvd., Roslyn, NY 11576, United States.
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Received: September 13, 2016
Peer-review started: September 14, 2016
First decision: October 21, 2016
Revised: November 22, 2016
Accepted: December 7, 2016
Article in press: December 9, 2016
Published online: February 26, 2017
Core Tip

Core tip: As the association between physical inactivity and the increased risk of cardiovascular morbidity solidified, further data and studies supported the advantages of exercise on physical well-being. Anaerobic and aerobic exercise have a favorable effect on lipid metabolism, anaerobic exercises have been shown to have a positive influence on the lipid profile.