2007

Role of Physical Exercise in Preventing Disease and Improving the Quality of Life

ISBN: 978-88-470-0375-0 (Print) 978-88-470-0376-7 (Online)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVI

  2. Metabolic Modifications and Physical Exercise

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-22

      Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Skeletal Muscle Plasticity

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      Pages 23-33

      Physical Inactivity is the Main Cause of the Metabolic Syndrome

  3. Mitochondrial Biogenesis and Physical Exercise

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 35-35

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      Pages 37-60

      Exercise-Induced Mitochondrial Biogenesis in Skeletal Muscle

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 61-81

      Genetic Vs. Acquired Fitness: Cardiomyocyte Adaptations

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      Pages 83-99

      Molecular Modifications Induced by Physical Exercise: A Significant Role in Disease Prevention

  4. Physical Exercise and Oxidative Stress

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 101-101

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 103-111

      The Contribution of Reactive Oxygen Species in Sarcopenia and Muscle Aging

  5. Mitochondrial Alteration in Aging and Diseases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 113-113

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      Pages 115-132

      Mitochondria: The Dark Side

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      Pages 133-144

      Mitochondrial Pathogenesis of Myopathies Due to Collagen VI Mutations

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      Pages 145-158

      Mitochondria in Cell Life and Death

  6. Nutrition, Physical Exercise and Obesity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 159-159

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      Pages 161-170

      Evaluation of Nutritional State in Individuals that Practice Fitness

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      Pages 171-179

      Physical Exercise for the Prevention and Treatment of Obesity

  7. Physical Exercise - Health and Wellness: Sociological and Psychological Aspects

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 181-181

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 183-190

      Techniques for Assessing the Quality of Life with a Particular Emphasis on Physical Exercise

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      Pages 191-201

      Effects of Physical Exercise on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Diabetes and Obesity

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 203-217

      A Longitudinal Investigation of Physical Activity and Health Behaviors in Italian University Students

  8. Back Matter

    Pages 219-221