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February 24, 1989

Women and Exercise: Physiology and Sports Medicine

Author Affiliations

Alfred I. DuPont Institute Wilmington, Del

Alfred I. DuPont Institute Wilmington, Del

JAMA. 1989;261(8):1211. doi:10.1001/jama.1989.03420080135051

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The editors of this multiauthored volume serve their intended audience of physicians and other health care professionals well by compiling an excellent series of review articles that encompasses all aspects of the exercise physiology and sports medicine concerns of women.

Each expert author presents recent data to support appropriate regimens for the prevention and treatment of problems related to exercise and for training as efficiently and safely as possible. Where no satisfactory study data exist to answer a particular exercise question, the authors indicate the methods and recommendations that they have found useful clinically. These experienced scientists and practitioners are well qualified to do so since the basic scientists work extensively with athletes clinically, and the clinicians have strong commitments to research.

The editors divide the volume into three sections: exercise physiology, developmental phases, and organ systems. The exercise physiology segment summarizes the basics of exercise testing and fitness maintenance