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AIM The aim of this study was to investigate the character of changes in cardiac structure and function among elite judoists due to long-term judo practice. METHODS A group of male (N = 20, average age: 22.1) and female (N = 15, average age: 19.4) athletes practising judo for about 10 years was subjected to echocardiographic tests carried out during rest(More)
We examined the effects of habitual moderate exercise on central information processing in older individuals using the reaction time (RT) and P3 component of event-related brain potentials (ERP). The present study was designed to assess cognitive function by comparing groups of 20 older individuals (69.20 +/- 1.3 years active group) who regularly engage in(More)
Skeletal muscle is composed of several different types of myofiber: slow oxidative (SO), fast glycolytic oxidative and fast glycolytic. However, the classification is usually determined by myosin heavy chain typing rather than by metabolic index. In this study, the oxidative metabolic index was investigated as a possible method of myofiber typing.(More)
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