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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339991/multivariate-profiles-of-selected-versus-non-selected-elite-youth-brazilian-soccer-players
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Rodrigo Aquino, Isabella S Alves, Maickel B Padilha, Filipe Casanova, Enrico F Puggina, José Maia
This study determined whether a multivariate profile more effectively discriminated selected than non-selected elite youth Brazilian soccer players. This examination was carried out on 66 youth soccer players (selected, n = 28, mean age 16.3 ± 0.1; non-selected, n = 38, mean age 16.7 ± 0.4) using objective instruments. Multivariate profiles were assessed through anthropometric characteristics, biological maturation, tactical-technical skills, and motor performance. The Student's t-test identified that selected players exhibited significantly higher values for height (t = 2...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339985/butterfly-sprint-swimming-technique-analysis-of-somatic-and-spatial-temporal-coordination-variables
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Marek Strzała, Arkadiusz Stanula, Piotr Krężałek, Andrzej Ostrowski, Marcin Kaca, Grzegorz Głąb
The aim of this study was to investigate somatic properties and force production of leg extensor muscles measured in the countermovement jump test (CMJ), as well as to analyse kinematic variables of sprint surface butterfly swimming. Thirty-four male competitive swimmers were recruited with an average age of 19.3 ± 1.83 years. Their average body height (BH) was 183.7 ± 5.93 cm, body fat content 10.8 ± 2.64% and body mass (BM) 78.3 ± 5.0 kg. Length measurements of particular body segments were taken and a counter movement jump (CMJ) as well as an all-out 50 m butterfly speed test were completed...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339981/using-bilateral-functional-and-anthropometric-tests-to-define-symmetry-in-cross-country-skiers
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Glenn Björklund, Marie Alricsson, Ulla Svantesson
The aim of this study was to evaluate the symmetry of anthropometry and muscle function in cross-country skiers and their association to vertical jumping power. Twenty cross-country skiers were recruited (21.7 ± 3.8 yrs, 180.6 ± 7.6 cm, 73.2 ± 7.6 kg). Anthropometric data was obtained using an iDXA scan. VO2max was determined using the diagonal stride technique on a ski treadmill. Bilateral functional tests for the upper and lower body were the handgrip and standing heel-rise tests. Vertical jump height and power were assessed with a counter movement jump...
December 2017: Journal of Human Kinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336002/body-composition-and-circulating-estradiol-are-the-main-bone-density-predictors-in-healthy-young-and-middle-aged-men
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S C Bilha, D Branisteanu, C Buzduga, D Constantinescu, P Cianga, E Anisie, A Covic, M C Ungureanu
PURPOSE: Current fracture risk assessment options in men call for improved evaluation strategies. Recent research directed towards non-classic bone mass determinants have often yielded scarce and conflicting results. We aimed at investigating the impact of novel potential bone mass regulators together with classic determinants of bone status in healthy young and middle-aged men. METHODS: Anthropometric measurements, all-site bone mineral density (BMD) and body composition parameters assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and also serum concentrations of (1) the adipokines leptin and resistin, (2) vitamin D and parathormone (PTH), (3) sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), total testosterone and estradiol (free testosterone was also calculated) and (4) C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (CTx) were obtained from 30 apparently healthy male volunteers aged 20-65 years enrolled in this cross-sectional study...
January 16, 2018: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335018/danggwijagyaksan-for-climacteric-syndrome-in-peri-and-postmenopausal-women-with-a-blood-deficiency-dominant-pattern-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-pilot-trial
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Mikyung Kim, Ae-Ran Kim, Hyo-Ju Park, Ojin Kwon, Joo-Hee Kim, Eun-Ji Park, Seon-Eun Baek, Jeong-Eun Yoo, Jun-Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: This study aims to explore the safety, efficacy, and feasibility of Danggwijagyaksan (DJS) for alleviating climacteric syndrome in peri- and postmenopausal women with a blood-deficiency dominant pattern. METHODS/DESIGN: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot clinical trial. A total of 34 women with climacteric syndrome who have signed informed consent forms will be registered in this study. Placebo or DJS will be randomly assigned to the participants in an equal proportion...
January 15, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334692/body-mass-index-abdominal-adiposity-weight-gain-and-risk-of-developing-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-dose-response-meta-analysis-of-more-than-2-3-million-participants
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A Jayedi, A Rashidy-Pour, M Khorshidi, S Shab-Bidar
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to test the association between anthropometric measures and risk of developing hypertension. METHODS: We did a systematic search using PubMed and Scopus, from inception up to January 2017. Prospective cohort studies reporting the risk estimates of hypertension for three or more quantitative categories of indices of general and abdominal adiposity were included. Summary relative risks were calculated using random-effects models. RESULTS: Fifty-seven prospective cohort studies were included...
January 15, 2018: Obesity Reviews: An Official Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332730/biomechanical-factors-associated-with-running-economy-and-performance-of-elite-kenyan-distance-runners-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Nassib Tawa, Quinette Louw
BACKGROUND: Running economy (RE) is a determinant of performance in endurance sports and is a complex multi-factorial measure which reflects the combined functioning of bio-mechanical, neuro-muscular, metabolic and cardio-respiratory factors some of which are hereditary or adapt to coaching. Kenyan distance runners have dominated major global events with their unmatched performance for decades and this phenomenon has prompted several investigations aimed at establishing possible factors associated with their performance...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331366/eating-in-the-absence-of-hunger-is-related-to-loss-of-control-eating-hedonic-hunger-and-short-term-weight-gain-in-normal-weight-women
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Emily H Feig, Amani D Piers, Tanja V E Kral, Michael R Lowe
Eating beyond physiological need contributes to obesity onset. Measuring this behavior could help identify those at risk for weight gain. This study measured eating in the absence of hunger (EAH) and its relationship with weight change and self-report measures related to appetite and eating behavior. EAH was assessed in 46 lean young women (69% pre-selected for weight gain proneness) after lunch and defined as the number of calories subsequently consumed from snacks. Participants also completed questionnaires, and their body weights were measured regularly over the next year...
January 10, 2018: Appetite
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330781/a-review-of-the-methods-and-associated-mathematical-models-used-in-the-measurement-of-fat-free-mass
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REVIEW
Jaydeep Sinha, Stephen B Duffull, Hesham S Al-Sallami
Fat-free mass (FFM) represents the lean component of the body devoid of fat. It has been shown to be a useful predictor of drug dose requirements, particularly in obesity where the excess fat mass does not contribute to drug clearance. However, measuring FFM involves complex and/or expensive experimental methodologies that preclude their use in routine clinical practice. Thus, models to predict FFM from readily measurable variables, such as body weight and height, have been developed and are used in both population pharmacokinetic modelling and clinical practice...
January 12, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330530/estimation-of-lean-body-mass-by-creatinine-kinetics-increases-the-prevalence-of-muscle-wasting-in-peritoneal-dialysis-patients-compared-to-bioimpedance
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Suree Yoowannakul, Andrew Davenport
Dialysis patients are at increased risk for muscle wasting, and time efficient screening tests are required for to allow for early detection. Creatinine kinetics have been advocated to estimate lean body mass (LBM) in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients, and can be readily calculated in clinical practice from peritoneal dialysate effluent and urine collections. Bioimpedance is increasingly available, and we compared methods in 434 PD patients (55% men, 33.3% diabetics), mean age 55.2 ± 16.2 years. LBM was lower by creatinine kinetics (47...
January 12, 2018: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329430/increases-in-igf-1-after-anti-tnf-%C3%AE-therapy-are-associated-with-bone-and-muscle-accrual-in-pediatric-crohn-s-disease
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Mark D DeBoer, Arthur M Lee, Kirabo Herbert, Jin Long, Meena Thayu, Lindsay M Griffin, Robert N Baldassano, Lee A Denson, Babette S Zemel, Michelle R Denburg, Rita Herskovitz, Mary B Leonard
Context: Low levels of IGF-1 in pediatric and adolescent Crohn's Disease (CD) likely contribute to bone and muscle deficits. Objective: Assess changes in IGF-1 levels and associations with bone and muscle accrual following initiation of anti-TNF-α therapy in pediatric and adolescent CD. Design and Participants: Participants (n=75, age 5-21 years) with CD were enrolled in a prospective cohort study; 63 completed the 12-month visit. Main Outcome Measures: IGF-1 levels at baseline and 10 weeks, and DXA and tibia peripheral quantitative-CT (pQCT) measures of bone and muscle at baseline and 12 months after initiation of anti-TNF-α therapy...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324578/training-volume-not-frequency-indicative-of-maximal-strength-adaptations-to-resistance-training
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Ryan J Colquhoun, Christopher M Gai, Danielle Aguilar, Daniel Bove, Jeffrey Dolan, Andres Vargas, Kaylee Couvillion, Nathaniel D M Jenkins, Bill I Campbell
PURPOSE: To compare the effects of a high- versus a moderate-training frequency on maximal strength and body composition. METHODS: 28 young, healthy resistance-trained males were randomly assigned to either: 3x/week (3x; n=16) or 6x/week (6x; n=12). Dependent variables (DVs) assessed at baseline and after the 6-week training intervention included: squat 1RM (SQ1RM), bench press 1RM (BP1RM), deadlift 1RM (DL1RM), powerlifting total (PLT), Wilk's coefficient (WC), fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM)...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323203/an-epidemiological-study-of-the-risk-factors-associated-with-myopia-in-young-adult-men-in-korea
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Dong Cheol Lee, Se Youp Lee, Yu Cheol Kim
The prevalence of myopia has been increasing worldwide. Its causes are not completely clear, although genetic and environmental factors are thought to play a role. Data were collected by the Korean Military Manpower Administration. Frequency analysis was used for comparisons of general characteristics. Pearson's chi-square tests and logistic regression analysis were used to verify the correlations between possible risk factors and the prevalence of myopia or high myopia. The prevalence of myopia (50.6-53.0%) and high myopia (11...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319765/muscle-thickness-of-the-pectoralis-major-and-rectus-abdominis-and-level-of-physical-activity-in-chronic-hemodialysis-patients
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Aline Felicio Bueno, Fernando de Aguiar Lemos, Matheus Elias Ferrareze, William Antonio Martins Dos Santos, Francisco Veríssimo Veronese, Alexandre Simões Dias
INTRODUCTION: Patients on chronic hemodialysis tend to lose lean body mass and have sedentary behavior. OBJECTIVE: To compare the level of physical activity and the morphology of the muscles pectoralis major and rectus abdominis of patients on hemodialysis with healthy subjects. METHODS: We studied 17 patients and 17 healthy individuals. Muscle thickness were evaluated by ultrasound, and the level of physical activity by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ), long version...
October 2017: Jornal Brasileiro de Nefrologia: ʹorgão Oficial de Sociedades Brasileira e Latino-Americana de Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319436/plasma-fatty-acids-as-markers-for-desaturase-and-elongase-activities-in-spinal-cord-injured-males
#15
Lynnette M Jones, Michael Legge
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the use of surrogate plasma fatty acid analysis to provide further insights into the underlying adiposity and the development of metabolic syndrome in men with spinal cord injury (SCI). DESIGN: Case-control, cross-sectional study. SETTING: Community-based individuals with spinal cord injury and healthy controls. PARTICIPANTS: Twenty men with SCI age, height and weight matched with 20 able-bodied controls...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319158/effect-of-restriction-vegan-diet-s-on-muscle-mass-oxidative-status-and-myocytes-differentiation-a-pilot-study
#16
D Vanacore, G Messina, S Lama, G Bitti, P Ambrosio, G C Tenore, A Messina, V Monda, S Zappavigna, M Boccellino, E Novellino, M Monda, P Stiuso
This study was conceived to evaluate the effects of three different diets on body composition, metabolic parameters and serum oxidative status. We enrolled three groups of healthy men (omnivores, vegetarians and vegans) with similar age, weight and BMI and we observed a significant decrease in muscle mass index and lean body mass in vegan compared to vegetarian and omnivore groups, and higher serum homocysteine levels in vegetarians and vegans compared to omnivores. We studied whether serum from omnivore, vegetarian and vegan subjects affected oxidative stress, growth and differentiation of both cardiomyoblast cell line H9c2 and H-H9c2 (H9c2 treated with H2 O2 to induce oxidative damage)...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316197/tofogliflozin-decreases-body-fat-mass-and-improves-peripheral-insulin-resistance
#17
Ren Matsuba, Ikuro Matsuba, Mototsugu Shimokawa, Yoshio Nagai, Yasushi Tanaka
The impact of tofogliflozin, a sodium glucose transporter 2 inhibitor, on peripheral glucose uptake in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was investigated by the hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp method in a single-arm, open-label study. The following parameters were compared between before and after tofogliflozin administration for 12 weeks in 16 T2DM patients using dipeptidyl peptidase 4 inhibitors: body weight, blood pressure, glucose metabolism, liver function, lipid profile, and body composition...
January 5, 2018: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315169/health-benefits-of-an-innovative-exercise-program-for-mitochondrial-disorders
#18
Carmen Fiuza-Luces, Jorge Díez-Bermejo, Miguel Fernández-de la Torre, Gabriel Rodríguez-Romo, Paz Sanz-Ayán, Aitor Delmiro, Diego Munguía-Izquierdo, Irene Rodríguez-Gómez, Ignacio Ara, Cristina Domínguez-González, Joaquín Arenas, Miguel A Martín, Alejandro Lucia, María Morán
PURPOSE: We determined the effects of an innovative 8-week exercise intervention (aerobic, resistance and inspiratory muscle training) for patients with mitochondrial disease (MD). METHODS: Several endpoints were assessed in 12 patients (19-59 years, 4 female) at pre-training, post-training and after 4-week detraining: aerobic power, muscle strength/power and maximal inspiratory pressure (main endpoints), ability to perform activities of daily living (ADL), body composition, quality of life and blood myokines (secondary endpoints)...
January 8, 2018: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29314506/efficacy-and-safety-of-sitagliptin-in-elderly-patients-with-type%C3%A2-2-diabetes-mellitus
#19
Motoko Tago, Jun-Ichi Oyama, Yoshiko Sakamoto, Aya Shiraki, Fumi Uchida, Atsuko Chihara, Hideo Ikeda, Shigetaka Kuroki, Shigeki Gondo, Taketo Iwamoto, Yasufumi Uchida, Koichi Node
AIM: The aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of sitagliptin in elderly patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. METHODS: A total of 188 patients were enrolled who had type 2 diabetes mellitus with poor glycemic profiles (hemoglobin A1c [HbA1c] ≥6.2%). Patients were assigned to one of three age groups (<65, 65-74 and ≥75 years) and received 50-100 mg of sitagliptin daily for 12 months. Changes in HbA1c classified by age and body mass index (BMI) were assessed in addition to physiological parameters...
January 4, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313984/dietary-branched-chain-amino-acids-and-metabolic-health-when-less-is-more
#20
Cristal M Hill, Christopher D Morrison
Within obesity research it is almost axiomatic that the consumption of adequate protein is healthy. A large body of work suggests that high protein diets reduce food intake, while maintaining protein intake but reducing caloric intake promotes fat loss while sustaining lean mass. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
January 5, 2018: Journal of Physiology
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