Physical activity and renal transplantation

  • Bellizzi V
  • Cupisti A
  • Capitanini A
 et al. 
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Abstract

Renal transplantation is burdened by high cardiovascular risk because of increased prevalence of traditional and disease-specific cardiovascular risk factors and, consequently, patients are affected by greater morbidity and mortality. In renal transplanted patients, healthy lifestyle and physical activity are recommended to improve overall morbidity and cardiovascular outcomes. According to METs (Metabolic Equivalent Task; i.e. the amount of energy consumed while sitting at rest), physical activities are classified as sedentary (

Author-supplied keywords

  • Accelerometer
  • Cardiorespiratory fitness
  • Cardiovascular risk
  • METs
  • Physical activity
  • Physical function
  • Renal transplantation

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