Title: Influence of walking on coronary heart disease risk markers in centrally obese South Asian and white European men
Principal Investigator: Matthew Roberts
Study start date: October 2018
People of South Asian origin have a higher-than-average risk of heart disease. The reasons for this are unclear, but physical inactivity and/or poor responsiveness to exercise may play a role. Previous research from the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine has indicated that metabolism is impaired in men of South Asian origin, but this, and coronary heart disease risk markers, can be improved with exercise.
The primary aim of this study is to investigate the influence of walking on coronary heart disease risk markers and blood vessel function, comparing South Asian and white European populations.
We are looking to recruit South Asian and white European men aged between 18 and 60 years old. South Asian men must have a waist circumference over 90cm (~35 inches) and European men over 94cm (~37 inches).
Participants will be required to visit the research laboratories in the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine at Loughborough University on six occasions. All sessions will be arranged at times to suit.
For taking part in the study participants will receive a comprehensive health check and report, including an MRI scan, ultrasound scans for blood vessel function, information on coronary heart disease risk markers and fitness data.
This study is now closed for recruitment and data is being analysed ahead of publication.
For more information, contact Matthew Roberts on 07481186661 or email M.Roberts3@lboro.ac.uk