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The purpose of this study was to describe body composition, muscular strength, pulmonary function, and aerobic capacity of young swimmers, after 6 years of training. Twelve male members of a competitive swim team, ranging in age from 13 to 16 years, served as subjects. Each subject was measured on 2 separate days at approximately the same time of day on(More)
Fractionated resisted and unresisted RT for a knee-extension task was assessed on 12 male subjects over a 10-day treatment period. The first 4 days were baseline days and were designed to stabilize all RT values as well as strength measures. For the next 6 days the subjects were alternately administered isometric and isotonic exercise designed to fatigue(More)
Loss of skeletal muscle is a major factor in the poor survival of patients with cancer cachexia. This study examines the mechanism of catabolism of skeletal muscle by a tumour product, proteolysis-inducing factor (PIF). Intravenous administration of PIF to normal mice produced a rapid decrease in body weight (1.55 +/- 0.12 g in 24 h) that was accompanied by(More)
A questionnaire to establish the presence of 15 symptoms thought to be typical of the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) was given to 109 unselected patients referred to gastroenterology or surgery clinics with abdominal pain or a change in bowel habit or both. Review of case records 17--26 months later established a definite diagnosis of IBS in 32 patients and(More)
Low birth weight infants (246) entered a trial to folic acid supplementation from 3 weeks to 12 months of age. The folic acid group had significantly higher mean hemoglobin levels at 6 and 9 months of age but the differences were only about 0.5 gm/dl, there was no significant difference in hematocrit, and in both groups of infants the mean hemoglobin levels(More)
Twenty-eight Down's syndrome children and 22 normal children were evaluated for patellar tendon reflex, muscle tone and grip strength. All of this subjects were between the ages of 4 and 17 years. It was the purpose of this study to determine the differences between Down's syndrome and normal children. The standard patellar reflex test was used for one(More)
In six months patients from a defined population of 11,417 provided 826 casual attendances for minor conditions at a hospital accident department and 1,430 similar attendances at a health centre treatment room. Attendances at the accident department reached a peak during the early evening, and included relatively more males, more adults, more patients with(More)