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Strategies to improve physical activity by exercise training in patients with chronic kidney disease

Authors Morishita Y, Nagata D

Received 10 January 2015

Accepted for publication 13 February 2015

Published 10 March 2015 Volume 2015:8 Pages 19—24


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Editor who approved publication: Professor Pravin Singhal

Yoshiyuki Morishita, Daisuke Nagata

Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Jichi Medical University, Tochigi, Japan

Abstract: Decreased physical activity resulting in muscle loss is often observed in patients with chronic kidney disease and is one of the main predictors of mortality in these patients. Exercise training may improve physical activity and prevent muscle loss in patients with chronic kidney disease. Efforts to introduce exercise training to these patients may be clinically beneficial by reducing their mortality rates.

Keywords: chronic kidney disease, exercise training, physical activity

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