Elsewhere, researchers have found that weakness can also be treated with an endurance training program. Cycling times increased after training in myositis patients, and importantly, lactate levels were found not to have risen and were even somewhat reduced.6
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“Lactate is not higher, so it is not that the myositis patients improved their neuronal activation of muscles,” Dr. Westerblad said. “It must be that the muscles perform much better than they did before training.”
Thomas R. Collins is a freelance medical writer based in Florida.
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