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    • Relationship between COPD and nutrition intake
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  • Airflow function and the metabolic syndrome
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doi: 10.3810/psm.2008.12.4
The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Volume 36: No.1
American College of Sports Medicine Forms International Science and Health Exchange
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has formed an international science and health exchange in an effort to expand international collaboration in health and fitness research. The group's first endeavor is a research program with Sato Sports Plaza of Japan to examine the KAATSU TrainingTM method, designed to increase muscle size and build strength via lower weight training and less stressful means. KAATSUTM, a 40-year Japanese project, uses a belt that is tightened near the joints of the upper arm or leg, applying pressure to the muscle and temporarily restricting blood flow. Initially used among competitive athletes in training, the method also shows promise for older adults who can benefit from less strenuous physical activity.

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