Effects of different types of exercise on body composition and fat distribution in HIV-infected patients: a brief review.

@article{Malita2005EffectsOD,
  title={Effects of different types of exercise on body composition and fat distribution in HIV-infected patients: a brief review.},
  author={Florin M Malita and Antony D. Karelis and E. De Toma and R{\'e}mi Rabasa-Lhoret},
  journal={Canadian journal of applied physiology = Revue canadienne de physiologie appliquee},
  year={2005},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={233-45}
}
HIV infection and its treatment is associated with unfavourable metabolic and morphological abnormalities. These metabolic abnormalities, particularly alterations in body composition and fat distribution, may increase the risk for cardiovascular and metabolic complications, as well as reduce functional independence and lower self-esteem. Thus there is an urgent need to develop interventions intended to manage secondary side effects of HIV or antiretroviral therapy-related complications. In poly… CONTINUE READING
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