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TE and cardiovascular risk

Posted by Martin_T on 31 May 2012 at 23:21 GMT

I agree with martybb - quantifying TE correctly critical. A CV of 4.1% for SBP looks very low. E.g. Marshall (2004) used 9.9% in his simulations.

What we want to achieve by exercising is a reduction in cardiovascular risk, for example as estimated by the Framingham equations. A small increase in one risk factor may not result in an increase in overall CVD risk if the others improve. The only one that is bound to get worse with exercise is age.

Marshall T. When measurements are misleading: modelling the effects of blood pressure misclassification in the English population. BMJ 2004;328;933

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