Biochemical Changes in Tissues during Infectious Illness: The Bioenergetics of Infection and Exercise
Annual progress rept. no. 12, 1 Jul 7676-30 Jun 1977
RUTGERS - THE STATE UNIV NEW BRUNSWICKNJ
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Exercise has been categorized as forced, voluntary and involuntary. Treadmills and running wheels have been modified so that investigations can be made of each type of exercise in interaction with infectious disease. Rats exercising by voluntarily turning treadmills on and off had a high preference for treadmill speeds of 24.4 mmin which persisted despite changing workloads. These data are vital for the design of future experiments involving voluntary and forced exercise interactions with infectious disease. Preliminary studies showed that rats infected with S. typhimurium and given voluntary access to running wheels had less disease involvement and lower mortality rates than subjects not given access to running wheels. Keywords Energy utilization Protein metabolism Newcastle disease.
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