Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, May 19th, 2003
"Scientific investigations indicate similarities in the pathophysiology of heart insufficiency and that of physical inactivity: similar changes in peripheral hemodynamics (increased peripheral vascular resistance, worsening of oxygen utilization during exercise), in autonomic control (activation of neurohumoral compensatory mechanisms, e.g. the renin-angiotensin system, overactivation of the sympathicus, reduction of vagal tonus, reduced pressosensitivity), in functional activity (reduced exercise tolerance and reduced maximum oxygen...
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