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AGUILERA EGUIA, Raúl et al. High-intensity interval exercise therapy to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in people with the metabolic syndrome: systematic review with meta-analysis. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2015, vol.32, n.6, pp.2460-2471. ISSN 1699-5198.

Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of cardiovascular risk factors including central obesity, high blood pressure, insulin resistance and dyslipidemia. To determine the effect of high intensity interval exercise on cardiovascular risk factors in people with metabolic syndrome. Methods: we searched the basis of WOS, Medline, Lilacs, PEDro data and the Epistemonikos and metasearch Trip Database. A manual search was conducted, monitoring relevant references are made, protocols of RCTs were searched and contacted experts in the area. Results: the pre-remove search yielded a total of 239 potentially eligible articles, according to the eligibility criteria only include three systematic reviews. Conclusion: there are no major differences in relation to body mass index, waist circumference, fasting glucose, high density lipoprotein and triglycerides. Regarding blood pressure was higher than continuous moderate-intensity exercise. Comparing the high-intensity interval exercise versus control, the first was superior in all analyzed results.

Keywords : Metabolic syndrome; Syndrome X; Insulin resistance syndrome; High intensity interval training; Cardiovascular risk factors.

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