Andrew Keech

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PURPOSE We examined the effects of short-term beta-hydroxy-beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation on symptoms of muscle damage following an acute bout of eccentric exercise. METHODS Non-resistance trained subjects were randomly assigned to a HMB supplement group (HMB, 40mg/kg bodyweight/day, n = 8) or placebo group (CON, n = 9). Supplementation(More)
OBJECTIVE To design and validate an instrument to capture the characteristic post-exertional exacerbation of fatigue in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). METHODS Firstly, patients with CFS (N=19) participated in five focus group discussions to jointly explore the nature of fatigue and dynamic changes after activity, and inform development of a(More)
We sought to determine if the velocity of an acute bout of eccentric contractions influenced the duration and severity of several common indirect markers of muscle damage. Subjects performed 36 maximal fast (FST, n = 8: 3.14 rad x s(-1)) or slow (SLW, n = 7: 0.52 rad x s(-1)) velocity isokinetic eccentric contractions with the elbow flexors of the(More)
We present an unusual case of a patient with an inferior infarct caused by saphenous vein graft compression by an extracardiac malignant spindle cell tumour, a mechanism of myocardial ischaemia rarely described. This case also illustrates how chest X-ray and angiography can be useful for making an early diagnosis of a cardiac mass.
OBJECTIVE The objective of this study is to compare the effects of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) for improvements in body composition in overweight and obese adults. METHODS Trials comparing HIIT and MICT in overweight or obese participants aged 18-45 years were included. Direct measures (e.g.(More)
Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a debilitating disorder of unknown pathogenesis, characterized by fatigue, which is exacerbated after minimal exercise. We examined the effect of a single bout of aerobic exercise on leucocyte mRNA expression of genes putatively linked to exaggerated afferent signaling as an under-pinning of the fatigue state. A(More)
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