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Exercise and Chronic Disease

An Evidence-Based Approach, 1st Edition

Edited by John Saxton


404 pages | 27 B/W Illus.

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It is now widely accepted that there are important links between inactivity and lifestyle-related chronic diseases, and that exercise can bring tangible therapeutic benefits to people with long-term chronic conditions. Exercise and Chronic Disease: An Evidence-Based Approach offers the most up-to-date survey currently available of the scientific and clinical evidence underlying the effects of exercise in relation to functional outcomes, disease-specific health-related outcomes and quality of life in patients with chronic disease conditions.

Drawing on data from randomized controlled trials and observational evidence, and written by a team of leading international researchers and medical and health practitioners, the book explores the evidence across a wide range of chronic diseases, including:

  • cancer
  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • diabetes
  • parkinson's disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • asthma.

Each chapter addresses the frequency, intensity, duration and modality of exercise that might be employed as an intervention for each condition and, importantly, assesses the impact of exercise interventions in relation to outcomes that reflect tangible benefits to patients. No other book on this subject places the patient and the evidence directly at the heart of the study, and therefore this book will be essential reading for all exercise scientists, health scientists and medical professionals looking to develop their knowledge and professional practice.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction

John M Saxton

Chapter 2: Coronary Heart Disease

Gavin Sandercock

Chapter 3: Hypertension

Va Cornelissen And Rh Fagard

Chapter 4: Stroke

Frederick M Ivey, Alice S Ryan, Charlene E Hafer-Macko And Richard F Macko

Chapter 5: Peripheral Arterial Disease/Intermittent Claudication

Garry Tew And Irena Zwierska

Chapter 6: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Rachel Garrod And Fabio Pitta

Chapter 7: Asthma

Felix S F Ram And Elissa M Mcdonald

Chapter 8: Osteoarthritis

Marlene Fransen

Chapter 9: Osteoporosis

J Y Tsauo

Chapter 10: Rheumatoid Arthritis

Chm Van Den Ende

Chapter 11: Ankylosing Spondylitis

Hanne Dagfinrud, Silje Halvorsen And Nina K Vøllestad

Chapter 12: Multiple Sclerosis

Ulrik Dalgas

Chapter 13: Parkinson’s Disease

Gammon M Earhart

Chapter 14: Type 2 Diabetes

Stephan Fe Praet, Robert Rozenberg And Luc Jc Van Loon

Chapter 15: Obesity

Pedro J Teixeira, R James Stubbs, Neil A King, Stephen Whybrow And John E Blundel

Chapter 16: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Jo Nijs, Karen Wallman And Lorna Paul

Chapter 17: Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Borja Sañudo Corrales

Chapter 18: Colorectal, Breast And Prostate Cancer

Liam Bourke And John M Saxton

About the Editor

John M. Saxton is Professor of Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. His research interests are focused on the effects of exercise and lifestyle interventions on wide-ranging health outcomes in clinical populations (including cancer and cardiovascular disease) and individuals at risk of developing lifestyle-related chronic conditions.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Allied Health Services / General
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Endocrinology & Metabolism
MEDICAL / Nursing / Oncology & Cancer
MEDICAL / Oncology
MEDICAL / Pulmonary & Thoracic Medicine
MEDICAL / Sports Medicine
MEDICAL / Osteopathy