International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

International Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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ISSN: 2329-9096

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Brooks KA

Brooks KA


  • Review Article
    Risk of Chronic Disease and Disability in Former Competitive Collegiate Athletes
    Author(s): Brooks KA, Potter AW, Carter JG and Leal EBrooks KA, Potter AW, Carter JG and Leal E

    Excessive, high-intensity training regimens in collegiate athletics place athletes under chronic stress that increases susceptibility to injuries, overtraining, and long-term limitations in activity and disability. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of prior participation in collegiate athletics on activities of daily living, physical activity limitations, and the development of chronic disease in a population of former Division I athletes. Former Division I college athletes were followed for a period of 5 years after baseline testing. Athletes were surveyed concerning injuries incurred during participation in all varsity sports. Also included were questions about current health and activity status, and physical limitations. Blood pressure, resting heart rate, body composition, and body weight were measured at baseline, and reported 5 years later. Significant inc.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2329-9096.1000178

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