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With the proven benefit of IL-15 in terms of adipose tissue stores and skeletal muscle mitochondrial biogenesis, endurance exercises, even of short duration, may possess therapeutic potential towards producing a healthier body.
Therefore, it is reasonable to consider that the recovery of PCr concentration after resistance training in upper-body muscles might not be sufficiently achieved when lower-body endurance exercise is performed immediately afterward.
Effects of endurance exercise, training on heart rate variability and susceptibility to sudden cardiac death: protection is not due to enhanced cardiac vagal regulation.
The prescription of endurance exercise training intensity was determined as 60% of the maximum intensity reached at the incremental speed test, as previously described by Abreu et al.
Not all studies are in agreement about the effects of a ketogenic diet on endurance exercise performance (29).
During the endurance exercise procedure, the swimming time to exhaustion of the EXE + APS group appeared longer than that of the EXE group, and the results reached significance during the 3rd week (P < 0.05).
The expression of PPAR[delta] gene is regulated by endurance exercise in muscle and leukocytes, and this gene could be a useful biomarker to measure endurance and fatigue.
Effect of acute L-Alanyl-L-Glutamine and electrolyte ingestion on cognitive function and reaction time following endurance exercise. Eur J Sport Sci.
No previous study has investigated the effects of endurance exercise on Lcn2 concentration in overweight and obese men.
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 10, 2014 -- A new study finds that aged mice lacking a protein known as Nrf2--a protein that regulates the production of antioxidants in the body--showed poor stem cell regeneration after two weeks of endurance exercise on treadmills.