Benefits of Strength Training for Chronic Conditions in Older Adults

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The following definitions will be useful in understanding the research studies dealing with chronic conditions.

A state of ill health, malnutrition and wasting.

Small protein hormones that stimulate or inhibit many normal cell functions such as cell growth and differentiation.

Dynamic Strength:
The amount of force that can be generated through motion (example: pressing a weight through the range of motion of the joint).

Isometric Strength:
The amount of force that can be generated against an immovable object (example: pressing against a wall).

Protein Metabolism:
The process by which proteins are broken down into amino acids which can be utilized by the body.

Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction:
Inefficiency in delivering blood from the left ventricle of the heart through the body: a type of chronic heart failure.

Postpolio Muscular Atrophy:
New muscular weakness and atrophy which develops in a patient 15 years or more after they experienced an initial attack by the polio virus.

Rheumatoid Arthritis:
A chronic inflammatory disorder resulting in joint deterioration.

Tumor Necrosis Factor:
A substance that stimulates the killing of microbes at the site of inflammation, also induces fever.

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