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Exercise for Preventing Common Diseases - H. Tanaka

Exercise for Preventing Common Diseases

By: H. Tanaka (Editor), S. Munehiro (Editor)

Hardcover ISBN: 9784431702719
Number Of Pages: 212

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What is the role of exercise in maintaining good health and preventing metabolic disease, hypertension, cardiorespiratory disease, cancer, and obesity? What is the optimal exercise level to prevent such common diseases and conditions? These important questions were addressed and discussed by researchers, therapists, and physicians at the international symposium "Optimal Exercise for Preventing Common Diseases," held in Fukuoka, Japan, in July 1998, in conjunction with the Fukuoka University Research Center. This book compiles the papers presented at the symposium, giving state-of-the-art information that will be especially valuable to exercise physiologists, physical therapists, and those working in the field of sports medicine.

Preface
Molecular and Cellular Studies of the Influence of Activity on the Maintenance of Skeletal and Cardiac Muscle in Relation to General Healthp. 3
Effects of Mild Exercise on Glucose Effectivenessp. 14
Physical Fitness and Body Fat Distribution: Relation to Risk Factors for Metabolic Diseases in Obese Womenp. 22
Exercise and Obesity: What Is a Reasonable Approach?p. 26
Association Between Insertion/Deletion Polymorphism of the Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme Gene and Blood Pressure Responses to Exercise in Normal Controls and Hypertensive Patientsp. 35
Exercise and Hypertension in Older Adultsp. 45
How Does Exercise Lower Blood Pressure?p. 51
Volume Reduction Surgery for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseasep. 61
Exercise for Prevention and Treatment of Coronary Heart Diseasep. 69
Exercise Training in Patients with Left Ventricular Systolic or Diastolic Dysfunction: Harmful or Helpful?p. 74
Moderate Exercise: Is It Effective for Prevention of Cancer?p. 89
Exercise and Cancer Prevention: Study from Hospital-Based Epidemiologic Research Program at Aichi Cancer Center (HERPACC)p. 98
Physical Activity and Prevention of Lung and Breast Cancer: Data from the College Alumni Health Studyp. 109
Age-Specific Physical Activities and Life Style Patterns as Related to All-Cause Mortality and to Longevityp. 121
Humans as Animals: Recommended Exercise Allowancesp. 131
The Economics of Exercisep. 139
Relation Between Physical Fitness and Functional Performance in 80-Year-Old Men and Women Residing in a Community for the Elderlyp. 147
Exercise, Stress, and Immunityp. 154
Effect of One-Legged Low-Intensity Exercise Training on Lower Limb Composition in Young Womenp. 160
Effects of Dumbbell Exercise With and Without Energy Restriction on RMR, DIT, and Body Composition in Mildly Obese Womenp. 166
Possible Relation Between Skeletal Muscle Morphology and the Lipid Profile in Healthy Japanese Menp. 174
Effects of Multidisciplinary Cardiac Rehabilitation Program on Plasma Lipid Profilep. 180
Semisupervised Home-Based Exercise Program Using a Stepping Device with Telemedicine in Patients with Previous Myocardial Infarctionp. 185
Effects of Exercise Training on Ventilatory and Double Product Thresholds in Patients with Heart Diseasep. 190
Mean Blood Pressure Increases Above the Ventilatory Thresholdp. 195
Algorithm of Automation of Double-Product Break Point Measurementp. 199
Relation Between External Workloads and Local Muscle Oxygenation During Ramp-Loaded Cyclingp. 204
Key Word Indexp. 211
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ISBN: 9784431702719
ISBN-10: 4431702717
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Publisher: Springer Verlag, Japan
Country of Publication: JP
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 0.64
Weight (kg): 0.5