Gianmario Satta

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BACKGROUND The aim of this paper was to investigate the cardiovascular effects, body composition, quality of life and pain after a 12-week Zumba fitness program in a group of overweight women through an observational study, community physical activity program involving twenty-seven overweight women (38.9±9.7 years). METHODS Cardiometabolic profile, body(More)
The effect of clonidine on stress-induced cortisol secretion was studied in 10 patients undergoing general anesthesia for surgery; six other patients served as a control group and none of them was given clonidine. Central and peripheral alpha 2 stimulation by clonidine (average dose:0.45 mg over 60 minutes) was able to completely suppress cortisol release(More)
Auricular electroacupuncture (EA) increased plasma ACTH and beta-endorphin levels significantly in 10 patients receiving EA as an analgesic aid during surgery. Pre-treatment with iv hydrocortisone (200 mg) completely suppressed both ACTH and beta-endorphin release in response to EA without significantly affecting EA anaesthesia in 6 other patients and in a(More)
The aim of our study was to determine if the Sardinian folk dance ballu sardu (BS) can be identified as an effective workout regimen in terms of its exercise intensity (EI) and energy expenditure (EE) and if people who perform BS fulfill the recommendations of the American College of Sports Medicine on the prescription of exercise in healthy subjects.(More)
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