REBIRTH active women

Almost 300 women over 45 years of age, who had not previously taken part in regular physical activity, have participated in the REBIRTH ‘aktiv women’ study over the last three years. For six months, they exercised for an average of 30 minutes a day. The physicians supervising them examined their performance and state of health, assessed their periodontal status (a marker of chronic inflammation) and took blood samples. They conducted two thorough medicals, one at the beginning and one at the end of the six-month training intervention, as well as other tests during the trial. The results are currently being analysed.

Several MHH departments – those of Cardiac, Thoracic, Transplantation and Vascular Surgery (HTTG), the Institute of Sports Medicine, Cardiology and Angiology, Paediatric Kidney Diseases, Gynecology and Dental Prosthetics – were involved in the investigation, as was the Hannover Clinical Trial Center and the Biometry.