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Paralympic athletes with cerebral palsy

A recent study of Paralympic athletes with cerebral palsy found physical training can offset some changes in body composition and physiology caused by the condition.

Study results are published in the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. According to a press release, the findings showed high levels of exercise from a young age may benefit individuals with cerebral palsy. The study was led by Phoebe Runciman, PhD, of University of Cape Town in Cape Town, South Africa. Runciman and colleagues conducted detailed assessments of body composition on six elite-level Paralympic athletes, average age 23 years, with hemiplegic cerebral […]

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