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
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.

Full Text Links

Find Full Text Links for this Article


You are not logged in. Sign Up or Log In to join the discussion.

Related Papers

Remove bar
Read by QxMD icon Read

Save your favorite articles in one place with a free QxMD account.


Search Tips

Use Boolean operators: AND/OR

diabetic AND foot
diabetes OR diabetic

Exclude a word using the 'minus' sign

Virchow -triad

Use Parentheses

water AND (cup OR glass)

Add an asterisk (*) at end of a word to include word stems

Neuro* will search for Neurology, Neuroscientist, Neurological, and so on

Use quotes to search for an exact phrase

"primary prevention of cancer"
(heart or cardiac or cardio*) AND arrest -"American Heart Association"