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Mikel Izquierdo
University of Navarra
384Publications
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#1Antonio García-Hermoso (Usach: University of Santiago, Chile)H-Index: 17
#2Antonio García-Hermoso (Universidad Pública de Navarra)
Last.Mikel Izquierdo (Universidad Pública de Navarra)H-Index: 52
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Background No previous systematic review has quantitatively examined the effect of physical exercise interventions on health-related physical fitness and blood pressure in children younger than 6 years old.
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Backpacks for transporting school loads are heavily utilized by children, and their mechanical advantages have been allowing children to transport heavy loads. These heavy loads may increase ground reaction forces (GRFs), which can have a negative effect on joints and bone health. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of backpacks on the GRFs generated by children during walking, running, and jumping. Twenty-one children from the fifth (G-5, n = 9) and ninth (G-9, n = 12) grades wa...
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#1Mikel L. Sáez de Asteasu (University of Navarra)H-Index: 4
#2N. Martinez-Velilla (ISCIII: Carlos III Health Institute)H-Index: 1
Last.Mikel Izquierdo (University of Navarra)H-Index: 52
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#1Igor Setuain (University of Navarra)H-Index: 5
#2Eder BikandiH-Index: 1
Last.Mikel Izquierdo (University of Navarra)H-Index: 52
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Handball is a strenuous body-contact team sport that places high loads on the knee joint. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is one of the most devastating injuries that any handball player can suffer, and female athletes are at particular risk due to their intrinsic anatomical, hormonal, neuromuscular and biomechanical characteristics. The purpose of this study was to analyze the horizontal jumping biomechanics of female elite handball players with or without previous ACL reconstruction. Twe...
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#1João Barbosa (UBI: University of Beira Interior)
#2Mário C. Marques (UBI: University of Beira Interior)H-Index: 23
Last.Daniel A. Marinho (UBI: University of Beira Interior)H-Index: 20
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Schoolbags and the consequences of carrying them, particularly those associated with overload, are often studied as a health concern. Modifications in gait and posture were reported when children carried loads that corresponded to more than 10% of their body weight (BW). The aims of this study were to verify the load that is carried by Portuguese students and how it is influenced by factors such as school grade, school schedule, lunch site, physical education, sex and body mass index (BMI). Acqu...
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#1Alvaro Casas-Herrero (ISCIII: Carlos III Health Institute)H-Index: 10
#2Ivan Anton-Rodrigo (Grupo México)
Last.Mikel Izquierdo (University of Navarra)H-Index: 52
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The benefit of physical exercise in ageing and particularly in frailty has been the aim of recent research. Moreover, physical activity in the elderly is associated with a decreased risk of mortality, of common chronic illnesses (i.e. cardiovascular disease or osteoarthritis) and of institutionalization as well as with a delay in functional decline. Additionally, very recent research has shown that, despite its limitations, physical exercise is associated with a reduced risk of dementia, Alzheim...
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#1Antonio García-Hermoso (Usach: University of Santiago, Chile)H-Index: 17
#2Alejandra Tordecilla-Sanders (CEMA)H-Index: 6
Last.Robinson Ramírez-Vélez (University of Navarra)H-Index: 1
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The aims of this study are to (i) examine a clustered metabolic syndrome composite score (MetScore) and fatness among college students across body mass index (BMI) categories, and (ii) determine whether fit individuals have lower MetScores, fewer individual metabolic syndrome components, and lower fatness than unfit individuals across BMI categories. A total of 1,795 participants aged >18 years who participated in The FUPRECOL Study were selected for the present analyses. Handgrip strength was t...
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#1Robinson Ramírez-Vélez (Del Rosario University)H-Index: 20
#2Antonio García-Hermoso (Usach: University of Santiago, Chile)H-Index: 17
Last.Mikel IzquierdoH-Index: 52
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Elevated levels of fetuin-A are associated with increased risks of metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. This meta-analysis investigated whether exercise interventions can reduce fetuin-A in adults. We searched clinical trials that objectively assessed fetuin-A and included study arms with exercise intervention. The pre-intervention and post-intervention data were used for meta-analysis. The effect sizes were calculated as standardized mean differences or chan...
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