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Ultramarathon is an outstanding model for the study of adaptive responses to extreme load and stress

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, July 2012
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Title
Ultramarathon is an outstanding model for the study of adaptive responses to extreme load and stress
Published in
BMC Medicine, July 2012
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-10-77
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Authors

Grégoire P Millet, Guillaume Y Millet

Abstract

Ultramarathons comprise any sporting event involving running longer than the traditional marathon length of 42.195 km (26.2 miles). Studies on ultramarathon participants can investigate the acute consequences of ultra-endurance exercise on inflammation and cardiovascular or renal consequences, as well as endocrine/energetic aspects, and examine the tissue recovery process over several days of extreme physical load. In a study published in BMC Medicine, Schütz et al. followed 44 ultramarathon runners over 4,487 km from South Italy to North Cape, Norway (the Trans Europe Foot Race 2009) and recorded daily sets of data from magnetic resonance imaging, psychometric, body composition and biological measurements. The findings will allow us to better understand the timecourse of degeneration/regeneration of some lower leg tissues such as knee joint cartilage, to differentiate running-induced from age-induced pathologies (for example, retropatelar arthritis) and finally to assess the interindividual susceptibility to injuries. Moreover, it will also provide new information about the complex interplay between cerebral adaptations/alterations and hormonal influences resulting from endurance exercise and provide data on the dose-response relationship between exercise and brain structure/function. Overall, this study represents a unique attempt to investigate the limits of the adaptive response of human bodies.Please see related article: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1741-7015/10/78.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Portugal 2 1%
Spain 2 1%
United States 2 1%
South Africa 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 139 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 25 17%
Researcher 21 14%
Student > Bachelor 17 11%
Student > Postgraduate 9 6%
Other 36 24%
Unknown 13 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Sports and Recreations 41 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 33 22%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 8 5%
Social Sciences 7 5%
Other 28 19%
Unknown 22 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 17. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 April 2019.
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