Abstract by: Tracy RayZinna, E. M., & Yarasheski, K. E. (2003). Exercise treatment to counteract protein wasting of chronic diseases. Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care, 6(1), 87-93.
PurposeProgressive resistance exercise training (PRT) is known to increase lean body mass and muscle protein mass, and improve physical function. This type of training may be an effective treatment for certain chronic diseases in which protein deficits contribute to the pathogenesis of the condition. The objective of this study is to summarize the results of several recent studies that have explored the benefits of physical activity to the treatment of wasting associated with the following conditions; sarcopenia, cancer, chronic renal insufficiency, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and HIV.