The effects of low-intensity single-leg exercise on regional arterial stiffness

Jun Sugawara, Takeshi Otsuki, Takumi Tanabe, Seiji Maeda, Shinya Kuno, Ryuichi Ajisaka, Mitsuo Matsuda*

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We examined the effect of low-intensity single-leg exercise (20 or 30 watt, 5 min) on pulse wave velocity from the femoral to the ankle arteries in 18 young men. After the exercise, the velocity significantly decreased in the exercised leg, but not in the counterpart, suggesting that the decrease in arterial stiffness in the exercised leg was induced mainly by exercise-related regional factors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)239-241
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Physiology
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Arterial stiffness
  • Exercise
  • Pulse wave velocity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology


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