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Table 1 Summary of the main studies regarding ANP and exercise.

From: Involvement of the atrial natriuretic peptide in cardiovascular pathophysiology and its relationship with exercise

Author and year Main findings
Moro et al, 2004 [13] Physical exercise induces the release of ANP, which stimulates lipolysis through a cGMP signaling pathway.
Larsen et al, 2003 [10] Patients with chronic heart failure present an elevated plasma level of N-terminal peptide (NT) and pro-atrial peptide (pro-ANP) compared with healthy people.
Marie et al, 2004 [4] Patients with coronary artery disease present high levels of ANP when treated with beta blockers.
Melin et al, 2001 [11] During the process of exercise-induced dehydration there was a significant increase of ANP in relation to passively induced by heat.