Log In
Saturday 26th May 2018

Fitness 'boost' from heart drug

11th October 2007

Scientists suggest that a drug regularly prescribed for heart conditions could help pensioners to exercise more.


Researchers from Dundee University discovered that older people became more active when they were given an ACE inhibitor called perindopril. In the study of 130 pensioners with an average age of 79, tests found that those given the drug were able to walk further than those who were given placebos. The research team said majority of the older people did not take regular exercise, even though it increases strength and slows mental decline.

Share this page


There are no comments for this article, be the first to comment!

Post your comment

Only registered users can comment. Fill in your e-mail address for quick registration.

Your email address:

Your comment will be checked by a Healthcare Today moderator before it is published on the site.

Article Information

Title: Fitness 'boost' from heart drug
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 4380
Date Added: 11th Oct 2007


BBC News

Recent Related Articles

Energy drinks ban in the UK

Exercises to lower arthritis pain


Add to scrapbook
Show Comments
Add comment
Find all related articles


Mayden - Innovative cloud-based web development for the healthcare sector
© Mayden Foundation 2018