This comment focuses on the background and implications of a study published in this issue of Clinical Science by Franzoni and colleagues showing that physical training improves nitric oxide availability and microvascular distensibility not only in young, but also in elderly, individuals. The main features of the study as well as its potential limitations will be also highlighted.
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Commentary| March 01 2004
Aging, physical fitness and endothelial function: are all ultracentenarians marathon runners?
1Clinica Medica, Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica, Prevenzione e Biotecnologie Sanitarie, Università Milano-Bicocca, Centro Interuniversitario di Fisiologia Clinica e Ipertensione and Centro Auxologico Italiano, Milano, Italy
Correspondence: Professor Guido Grassi (e-mail email@example.com).
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Publisher: Portland Press Ltd
Received: November 18 2003
Accepted: November 19 2003
Accepted Manuscript online: November 19 2003
Online ISSN: 1470-8736
Print ISSN: 0143-5221
© 2004 The Biochemical Society
Guido GRASSI; Aging, physical fitness and endothelial function: are all ultracentenarians marathon runners?. Clin Sci (Lond) 1 March 2004; 106 (3): 239–240. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/CS20030378
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