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Versey H Shellae HS H. Shellae Versey is with the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, - - 2014
As researchers categorize issues facing Black women's health, obesity and physical exercise continue to be significant topics of debate. General interventions targeted toward Black women to address obesity and increase physical exercise have been largely ineffective. In this article, I situate the current public health discourse on obesity and related ...
Balstad Trude Rakel TR aEuropean Palliative Care Research Centre (PRC), Department of Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) bCancer Clinic, St. Olavs Hospital, Trondheim University Hospital, Trondheim, - - 2014
Significant progress has been made in the field of defining and describing the pathophysiology of wasting conditions such as cachexia. The number of new promising drugs, nutritional therapy alternatives, and exercise/rehabilitation programs is increasing. The purpose of this review is to give an overview of recent clinical findings from intervention ...
Brosnan Maria M Department of Cardiology, St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; St Vincent's Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Electronic address: - - 2014
Most data assessing the accuracy of electrocardiographic (ECG) screening in identifying cardiac pathology in athletes are derived from relatively unselected cohorts of subjects involved in competitive sports. We hypothesized that the prevalence of ECG abnormalities may be greater in athletes performing the greatest combination of exercise intensity and duration, namely ...
Malinauskas Romualdas - - 2014
To investigate the relationships between personality traits and athletic capacity, this study compared a sample of 376 young adult men (169 athletes, 207 non-athletes; M age = 23.8 yr., SD = 3.9). 26 lab-based exercise capacity parameters were measured, as well as the Big Five major personality traits using the ...
Marqueti R C - - 2013
The present study investigated the structural changes in the rat calcaneal tendon (CT), superficial flexor tendon (SFT), and deep flexor tendon (DFT) in response to jump exercises and anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS). Animals were divided into four groups: sedentary, trained, AAS-treated sedentary rats, and AAS-treated trained animals. Training increased the ...
Thompson Nicholas J - - 2013
Moderate exercise in the form of treadmill training and brief electrical nerve stimulation both enhance axon regeneration after peripheral nerve injury. Different regimens of exercise are required to enhance axon regeneration in male and female mice (Wood et al.: Dev Neurobiol 72 (2012) 688-698), and androgens are suspected to be ...
Lorenz Daniel S DS Specialists in Sports and Orthopedic Rehabilitation, Overland Park, - - 2013
There are significant data comparing elite and nonelite athletes in anaerobic field and court sports as well as endurance sports. This review delineates specific performance characteristics in the elite athlete and may help guide rehabilitation. A Medline search from April 1982 to April 2012 was undertaken for articles written in ...
Kim Hyeyoung H Graduate School of Physical Therapy, Sahmyook University, Republic of - - 2013
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to compare the foot and ankle condition between elite athletes and non-athletes. [Subjects] The elite athletes group included 85 subjects (28 males and 57 females) and the non-athletes group included 85 subjects (38 males and 47 females). [Methods] All subjects were evaluated for ...
Orio F - - 2013
The excess in physical activity could be closely linked to considerable negative consequences on the whole body. These dysfunctions called as "female athlete triad"' by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) include amenorrhea, osteoporosis and disorder eating. The female athlete triad poses serious health risks, both on the short ...
Hall Rebecca R RR Departments of Dermatology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC 27104, - - 2013
To characterize the influence of hair style maintenance on exercise behavior in African American women. A 40-item survey with questions concerning hair care practices, physical activity, and the relationship between the two. University-affiliated dermatology department at an academic medical center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. A total of 123 African American ...
Sheikh Nabeel - - 2013
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Adult black athletes (BA) exhibit left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) on echocardiography and marked ECG repolarisation changes resembling those observed in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Limited data are available for adolescent BA, the group most vulnerable to exercise-related sudden cardiac death. METHODS: Between 1996 and 2011, 245 male and 84 female ...
Peng Chiung-Chi - - 2013
Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an imbalance between androgen/estrogen, overexpression of stromal, and epithelial growth factors associated with chronic inflammation, has become an atypical direct cause of mortality of aged male diseases. Ginkgo possesses anti-inflammatory, blood flow-enhancing, and free radical scavenging effects. Considering strenuous exercise can reduce BPH risks, we hypothesize ...
Pimenta Regina Aparecida RA Universidade de São Paulo, Engineering School of São Carlos, São CarlosSP, Brazil, Engineering School of São Carlos, Universidade de São Paulo - USP - São Carlos (SP), - - 2013
Purpose: To identify the immediate effects of voiced vibration and vocal fry exercises on healthy subjects by means of acoustic parameters and high-speed kymography. Methods: Thirty healthy subjects (18 women and 12 men, aged from 19 to 45 years old) participated in this study. The voices were recorded at the ...
Hall Rebecca R - - 2012
OBJECTIVE To characterize the influence of hairstyle maintenance on exercise behavior in African American women. DESIGN A 40-item survey with questions concerning hair care practices, physical activity, and the relationship between the two. SETTING University-affiliated dermatology department at an academic medical center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. PARTICIPANTS A total of ...
Hackney A C - - 2012
Free testosterone (FT) hormonal responses were compared between high-intensity interval exercise (IE) and steadystate endurance exercise (SSE) in endurance trained males (no.=15). IE session was repeated periods of 90-sec treadmill running at 100-110% maximal oxygen uptake (VO2max) and 90-sec active recovery at 40% VO2max for 42-47 min. The SSE session ...
Vosnakis Christos - - 2012
The present study investigates the combined effect of diet, physical exercise and Orlistat for 24 weeks, on serum Anti-Müllerian Hormone (AMH) levels in overweight and obese women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and in overweight and obese controls. Sixty-one (61) selected women with PCOS and 20 overweight and obese controls ...
Tanehkar Fatemeh - - 2012
Chronic exposure to the anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS) nandrolone decanoate (ND) in supra-physiological doses is associated with learning and memory impairments. Given the well-known beneficial effects of voluntary exercise on cognitive functions, we examined whether voluntary exercise would improve the cognitive deficits induced by chronic administration of ND. We also ...
Kim Jong-Won - - 2012
Abstract Background: The percentage of obese postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome is rising, and physical factors associated with the metabolic syndrome prevalence or incidence are also rising, including high body mass index (BMI), visceral fat area (VFA), low plasma sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) levels, and low cardiorespiratory fitness. Therefore, we ...
Dunton Genevieve Fridlund - - 2012
We used data from the American Time Use Survey (years 2003-06) to analyze whether the intensity and duration of high school students' (ages 15-18 years) sports and exercise bouts differed across physical and social environments. Boys' sports and exercise bouts were more likely to reach a vigorous intensity when taking ...
Kumar Vinod - - 2012
We explored the relationships between resistance exercise volume/intensity and muscle myofibrillar protein synthetic (MPS) responses in young and older men. In a crossover design, four groups of six young (24±6 years) and older (70±5 years) men performed two volumes of resistance exercise: either 40% one repetition maximum (1RM) (3 × ...
Laurie Steven S - - 2012
The mechanism or mechanisms that cause intrapulmonary arteriovenous anastomoses (IPAVA) to either open during exercise in subjects breathing room air and at rest when breathing hypoxic gas mixtures, or to close during exercise while breathing 100% oxygen, remain unknown. During conditions when IPAVA are open, plasma epinephrine (EPI) and dopamine ...
Papadakis Michael - - 2012
Regular participation in intensive physical exercise is associated with several structural and electrophysiological cardiac adaptations that enhance diastolic filling and facilitate a sustained increase in the cardiac output that is fundamental to athletic excellence. Such cardiac adaptations are collectively referred to as the 'Athlete's Heart' and are frequently reflected on ...
Osawa Yusuke - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The present study investigated whether whole-body vibration (WBV) coupled with low-velocity exercise (EX) for 13 weeks retains muscle performance gains after 5 weeks of subsequent detraining compared with the identical EX program without WBV. Thirty-two untrained healthy adults (22-49 years of age) were randomly assigned to groups that performed ...
Date Anand - - 2012
ABSTRACT: The ability to metabolize or tolerate lactate and produce power simultaneously can be important determinant of performance. Current training practices for improving lactate utilization include high intensity aerobic activities or a combination of aerobic and resistance training. Excessive aerobic training may have undesired physiological adaptations (e.g. muscle loss, change ...
Phillips Aaron A - - 2012
We aimed to investigate the effects of a single session of prolonged strenuous exercise (PSE) on arterial stiffness by measuring pulse wave velocity (PWV) before and after competition in an ultramarathon. A total of 20 routine ultramarathon competitors (UM) completed baseline and postrace evaluation of central PWV (cPWV), upper-limb PWV ...
Faulkner James A - - 2012
OBJECTIVES: Running economy is an important component in any endurance event. However, the influence of effort perception on running economy has yet to be examined. DESIGN: The purpose of this study was to assess the oxygen cost of running (running economy) at identical ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) during estimation ...
Newton Robert U - - 2012
There has been substantial increase in use of androgen deprivation therapy as adjuvant management of prostate cancer. However, this leads to a range of musculoskeletal toxicities including reduced bone mass and increased skeletal fractures compounded with rapid metabolic alterations, including increased body fat, reduced lean mass, insulin resistance and negative ...
Staples Aaron W - - 2011
We tested the thesis that CHO and protein coingestion would augment muscle protein synthesis (MPS) and inhibit muscle protein breakdown (MPB) at rest and after resistance exercise. Nine men (age=23.0±1.9 yr, body mass index=24.2±2.1 kg·m) performed two unilateral knee extension trials (four sets×8-12 repetitions to failure) followed by consumption of ...
Petriz B A - - 2011
Exercise research has always drawn the attention of the scientific community because it can be widely applied to sport training, health improvement and disease prevention. For many years numerous tools have been used to investigate the several physiological adaptations induced by exercise stimuli. Nowadays a closer look at the molecular ...
Burd Nicholas A - - 2011
We aimed to determine whether an exercise-mediated enhancement of muscle protein synthesis to feeding persisted 24 h after resistance exercise. We also determined the impact of different exercise intensities (90% or 30% maximal strength) or contraction volume (work-matched or to failure) on the response at 24 h of recovery. Fifteen ...
Egan Brendan - - 2011
Adaptation of skeletal muscle to repeated bouts of endurance exercise increases aerobic capacity and improves mitochondrial function. However, the adaptation of human skeletal muscle mitochondrial proteome to short-term endurance exercise training has not been investigated. Eight sedentary males cycled for 60 min at 80% of peak oxygen consumption (VO(2peak) ) each ...
Pires Flávio O - - 2011
This study tested the ventilation (VE) behavior during upper-body incremental exercise by mathematical models that calculate 1 or 2 thresholds and compared the thresholds identified by mathematical models with V-slope, ventilatory equivalent for oxygen uptake (VE/V(O2)), and ventilatory equivalent for carbon dioxide uptake (VE/V(CO2)). Fourteen rock climbers underwent an upper-body ...
Smith J R H - - 2010
ABSTRACT Retention in the extrathoracic airways, and clearance by nose blowing, of monodisperse indium-111-labeled polystyrene particles were followed for at least 2 days after inhalation by healthy volunteers. Nine volunteers inhaled 3-μm aerodynamic diameter particles while sitting at rest, whereas subgroups of 3 or 4 inhaled 1.5-μm or 6-μm particles ...
Aoi Wataru - - 2010
OBJECTIVE: It has been shown that dietary whey protein accelerates glucose uptake by altering glycoregulatory enzyme activity in skeletal muscle. In the present study, we investigated the effect of dietary whey protein on endurance and glycogen resynthesis and attempted to identify plasma proteins that reflected the physical condition by a ...
Babb Tony G - - 2010
The importance of adaptive control strategies (modulation and plasticity) in the control of breathing during exercise has become recognized only in recent years. In this review, we discuss new evidence for modulation of the exercise ventilatory response in humans, specifically, short- and long-term modulation. Short-term modulation is proposed to be ...
Wood Helen E - - 2010
During exercise with added dead space (DS), the exercise ventilatory response (DeltaV(E)/ DeltaV(CO(2))) is augmented in younger men, via short-term modulation (STM) of the exercise ventilatory response. We hypothesized that STM would be diminished or absent in older men due to age-related changes in respiratory function and ventilatory control. Men ...
Jensen Dennis - - 2010
We tested the hypothesis that the magnitude of the pregnancy-induced increase in exercise hyperpnea is predictable based on the level at which Pa CO2 is regulated at rest. We performed a detailed retrospective analysis of previous data from 25 healthy young women who performed exercise and rebreathing tests in the ...
Smith Curtis A - - 2010
In this review we discuss the implications for ventilatory control of newer evidence suggesting that central and peripheral chemoreceptors are not functionally separate but rather that they are dependent upon one another such that the sensitivity of the medullary chemoreceptors is critically determined by input from the carotid body chemoreceptors ...
Zavorsky Gerald S - - 2010
Unlike normal weight individuals, individuals with extreme obesity do not show a decrease in arterial carbon dioxide pressure (PaCO₂) from rest to peak exercise. This indicates that breathing is compromised. The objective of this study was to determine if prior high intensity exercise lowers PaCO₂ in comparison with a first ...
Cathcart Andrew J - - 2010
The ventilatory (V' E) mechanisms subserving stability of alveolar and arterial PCO2 (PACO2, PaCO2) during moderate exercise (< lactate threshold, thetaL) remain controversial. As long-term modulation has been argued to be an important contributor to this control process, we proposed that subjects with no experience of cycling (NEx) might provide ...
Mujika Iñigo - - 2010
Team sports are based on intermittent high-intensity activity patterns, but the exact characteristics vary between and within codes, and from one game to the next. Despite the challenge of predicting exact game demands, performance in team sports is often dependent on nutritional factors. Chronic issues include achieving ideal levels of ...
Janssen C - - 2009
The contribution of the peripheral chemoreflex to the ventilatory response to exercise and aerobic exercise capacity remains incompletely understood. Low-dose dopamine has been reported to specifically inhibit the peripheral chemoreceptors. We therefore investigated the effects of intravenous dopamine (3 microg kg(-1)min(-1)) on cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) variables in 13 healthy ...
Wood Helen E - - 2009
INTRODUCTION: The effects of head-down rest (HDR) and microgravity on cardiovascular control have been widely studied; however, their effects on ventilatory control are less clear. An increased ventilatory response to exercise and/or to hypercapnia (HCVR) could cause significantly increased ventilatory demand and/or dyspnea, and thus limit the ability of flight ...
Kutsch Werner L - - 2008
Potential losses by advection were estimated at Hainich Forest, Thuringia, Germany, where the tower is located at a gentle slope. Three approaches were used: (1) comparing nighttime eddy covariance fluxes to an independent value of total ecosystem respiration by bottom-up modeling of the underlying processes, (2) direct measurements of a ...
Ekkekakis Panteleimon - - 2008
The determination of the ventilatory threshold has been a persistent problem in research and clinical practice. Several computerized methods have been developed to overcome the subjectivity of visual methods but it remains unclear whether different computerized methods yield similar results. The purpose of this study was to compare nine regression-based ...
Chapman Robert F - - 2008
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: Many athletes with exercise-induced hypoxemia (EIH) show an insufficient ventilatory response to exercise and low resting ventilatory responsiveness. The purpose of this project was to determine whether a moderate dosage of caffeine, a common ventilatory stimulant, could augment resting ventilatory responsiveness, exercise ventilation (V E), end-tidal O2 partial pressure ...
Brando Paulo M - - 2008
The Amazon Basin experiences severe droughts that may become more common in the future. Little is known of the effects of such droughts on Amazon forest productivity and carbon allocation. We tested the prediction that severe drought decreases litterfall and wood production but potentially has multiple cancelling effects on belowground ...
Lundgren, Claes E.
The objective of this Postdoctoral fellowship was to provide education to extend their training to embarking on an independent research. Two Postdoctoral Fellows were trained. Important safety issues of breath-holding and limitations to diver performance were studied. Two studies showed the potential for increased risk of loss of consciousness (LOC) ...
Leonenko Yuri - - 2008
It is possible to accelerate the dissolution of CO2 injected into deep aquifers by pumping brine from regions where it is undersaturated into regions occupied by CO2. For a horizontally confined reservoir geometry, we find that it is possible to dissolve most of the injected CO2 within a few hundred ...
Ekkekakis Panteleimon - - 2008
BACKGROUND: A causal chain linking exercise intensity, affective responses (e.g., pleasure-displeasure), and adherence has long been suspected as a contributor to the public health problem of physical inactivity. However, progress in the investigation of this model has been limited, mainly due to inconsistent findings on the first link between exercise ...
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