publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Muscle function and body composition profile in adolescents with restrictive anorexia nervosa: Does resistance training help?

Maria Fernandez-del-Valle; Eneko Larumbe-Zabala; Gonzalo Morande-Lavin; Margarita Pérez Ruiz;
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  • Published: 23 Jun 2015
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
The aim of this study was to analyze the effects of short-term resistance training on the body composition profile and muscle function in a group of Anorexia Nervosa restricting type (AN-R) patients. The sample consisted of AN-R female adolescents (12.8 ± 0.6 years) allocated into the control and intervention groups (n¼18 each). Body composition and relative strength were assessed at baseline, after 8 weeks and 4 weeks following the intervention. Body mass index (BMI) increased throughout the study (p = 0.011). Significant skeletal muscle mass (SMM) gains were found in the intervention group (p = 0.045, d = 0.6) that correlated to the change in BMI (r = 0.51, p ...
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free text keywords: Anorexia nervosa, Body fat, Body weight, Resistance training, Skeletal muscle mass, Anorexia nerviosa, Sistema musculoesquelético, Ciencia, Salud, Rehabilitation, Psychology, Muscle mass, Body mass index, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Intervention group, Anorexia, medicine.symptom
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