Treadmill Exercise and Infants with
Down syndrome: Impact on Cardiovascular Health and Pattern of Physical
Contact: Dale Ulrich
The patterns of physical activity and obesity in individuals with DS
may represent a risk for cardiovascular problems. The purpose of this
study is to investigate whether an early treadmill exercise intervention
can provide benefits to the cardiovascular system of infants with DS.
This study will establish the developmental profile of physical activity
and heart rate patterns in infants with DS over a longitudinal period.
The relationship among biological factors, physical activity, and heart
rate level will be tested. For more details about this study, as well
as summary of preliminary results, see the Abstract and
Overview of Proposal documents. We will also analyze changes
in physical activity and heart rate as a result of treadmill exercise.
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