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Resistance training as a medicine to improve endothelial function

      The idea that resistance training is not exclusively detrimental to the arterial endothelium is slowly gaining acceptance [
      • Ashor A.W.
      • Lara J.
      • Siervo M.
      • et al.
      Exercise modalities and endothelial function: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
      ,
      • Li Y.
      • Hanssen H.
      • Cordes M.
      • et al.
      Aerobic, resistance and combined exercise training on arterial stiffness in normotensive and hypertensive adults: a review.
      ]. Up to now, it has been predominantly assumed that endurance training is more or less exclusively suitable for increasing blood flow in the arteries to a clinically relevant degree. However, recently resistance training has also been given greater importance in protecting arterial endothelial function [
      • Cahill P.A.
      • Redmond E.M.
      Vascular endothelium - gatekeeper of vessel health.
      ].

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