Effect of Exercise on Blood Coagulation Time and Atherosclerosis of Cholesterol-Fed Cockerels
In cholesterol-fed cockerels, brisk walking was found to exert a favorable effect on atherogenesis. In addition, exercise significantly lengthened blood coagulation times and increased body weight gains. Vascular and hepatic cholesterol concentrations were significantly lower in exercised than in nonexercised controls. Biochemical evidence is presented indicating a greater susceptibility of the brachiocephalic arteries to atherosclerosis than the other arteries examined.
- Received April 10, 1957.
- © 1957 American Heart Association, Inc.