Higher Anaerobic Threshold Could Boost Arterial Health in Adolescents


Higher anaerobic threshold could boost arterial health in adolescents, as suggested in the most recent research. The study additionally recommends that a higher anaerobic threshold is associated with more compliant arteries than the lower fit peers.

Arterial stiffness is one of the main signs of cardiovascular disease, and adults with expanded arterial stiffness are at higher risk of building up the clinical cardiovascular disease. But, arterial stiffening may have its origin since too early childhood.

One of the study’s lead researchers, Dr. Eero Haapala said in a statement that, “In our study, we showed for the first time that the anaerobic threshold is also related to arterial stiffness.”

Anaerobic threshold portrays the exercise intensity that can be sustained for extensive stretches of time without abundance aggregation of lactic acid. The study demonstrated that young people with a higher anaerobic threshold additionally had very low arterial stiffness than other youngsters.

Haapala explained that, “The strength of determining anaerobic threshold is that it does not require maximal effort. The results of our study can be used to screen increased arterial stiffness in adolescents who cannot perform maximal exercise tests.”

Arterial stiffness was estimated with the help of pulse wave analysis on the basis of non-invasive oscillometric tonometry. Different confounding factors, including systolic blood pressure and body fat percentage, were controlled in the investigations.

“Because the development of cardiovascular disease is a long process, sufficiently intense physical activity starting in childhood may be the first line in the prevention of early arterial ageing,” Haapala continued.