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Aerobic training improves exercise performance in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy

David B Olsen, Mette Cathrine Ørngreen, John Vissing
Neurology 2005 March 22, 64 (6): 1064-6
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Exercise programs have been shown to increase strength and endurance in patients with myopathic disorders. The authors investigated the effect of aerobic training in patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD). Twelve weeks of low-intense aerobic exercise improved maximal oxygen uptake and workload with no signs of muscle damage. The authors conclude that aerobic training is a safe method to increase exercise performance in patients with FSHD.

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