Member Center:
Newschannel 10 home NewsChannel 10 Too Telemundo Connections: Expert Health Homelinks Best FB Links

Heart Health and Weight Loss Amarillo TX

Exercise alone isn't enough to keep overweight college football players from being at higher risk for a medical condition that can lead to heart disease, a new study suggests. Researchers studied linemen at Division I colleges and found that two-thirds were obese. Of those, 42 percent had metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions that raise the risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Bennie Ronald Fortner, MD
(806) 358-4596
PO Box 3856
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1966

Data Provided by:
Arunava D Ray, MD
(806) 358-4596
Amarillo Heart Group 1901 Port Lane
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Seth G S Med Coll, Univ Of Bombay, Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Graduation Year: 1992

Data Provided by:
Ismaile Sherine Abdalla, MD
(806) 358-4596
1901 Port Ln
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Alexandria, Fac Of Med, Alexandria, Egypt (330-03 Pr 1/71)
Graduation Year: 1975
Hospital
Hospital: Coon Mem Hosp, Dalhart, Tx; Hereford Reg Medctr, Hereford, Tx; Ochiltree Hospital District, Perryton, Tx; Swisher Memorial Hospital, Tulia, Tx; Baptist St Anthonys Health Sys, Amarillo, Tx
Group Practice: Amarillo Heart Group

Data Provided by:
Eugene Freddie Luckstead, MD
806-354-5432/ ext 263)
7108 Rochelle Ln
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology, Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ia Coll Of Med, Iowa City Ia 52242
Graduation Year: 1963

Data Provided by:
Pedro R Hernandez Lattuf, MD
(806) 355-3364
1901 Medi Park Dr
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Central De Venezuela, Esc De Med "luis Razetti", Caracas
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
Joaquin Martinez-Arraras, MD
(806) 358-4596
PO Box 3856
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Navarra, Fac De Med, Pampluna, S
Graduation Year: 1984

Data Provided by:
Ismaile S.h. Abdalla
(806) 358-4596
1901 Port Ln
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Prakash K DeSai
(806) 358-4596
1901 Port Ln
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Marc Moreau
(806) 358-4596
1901 Port Ln
Amarillo, TX
Specialty
Cardiology, Cardiovascular Disease

Data Provided by:
Roberto Estevez, MD
(806) 359-6277
6402 Palacio Dr
Amarillo, TX
Specialties
Cardiology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De La Republica, Fac De Med, Montevideo, Uruguay
Graduation Year: 1970

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Heart Health and Weight Loss

Provided By:

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise alone isn't enough to keep overweight college football players from being at higher risk for a medical condition that can lead to heart disease, a new study suggests.

Researchers studied linemen at Division I colleges and found that two-thirds were obese. Of those, 42 percent had metabolic syndrome, a group of conditions that raise the risk for heart disease and diabetes. Some researchers believe that metabolic syndrome is more likely than smoking to lead to heart disease.

"These findings are consistent with a recent study showing retired NFL linemen were twice as likely to develop metabolic syndrome as players of other positions," lead researcher Dr. James R. Borchers said in a news release from the American College of Sports Medicine. "Given the serious health consequences of these conditions, we need to study college football players over time -- and we need to counsel them about managing their health risks."

The researchers analyzed 90 football players, noting their weight and testing such factors as blood pressure and insulin level. Eight percent were overweight and 21 percent were obese; all of the obese players were linemen, whose job is to protect the quarterback.

Those who had metabolic syndrome showed abnormal numbers in at least three of five areas: triglyceride levels, bad cholesterol levels, abdominal obesity, glucose levels and blood pressure, the study found. The results are published in the December issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

Today's Division I football players reportedly are fatter and have higher levels of body fat than they did in the 1980s and 1990s, according to background information in the news release.

More information

The American Heart Association has more on metabolic syndrome.

SOURCE: American College of Sports Medicine, news release, Nov. 30, 2009

Copyright © 2009 ScoutNews, LLC. All rights reserved.

Read Article at HealthDay.com