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Phototherapy applied associated to aerobic training: evaluation of different irradiation protocols

Grant number: 14/01279-1
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Ernesto Cesar Pinto Leal Junior
Grantee:Larissa Aline Santos
Host Institution: Universidade Nove de Julho (UNINOVE). Campus Vergueiro. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:10/52404-0 - Low-level laser therapy in skeletal muscle fatigue and post-exercise recovery: Optimal parameters and effects in long-duration exercise, AP.JP


The benefits of a regular physical activity have been cited and demonstrated in several studies. We know that there are positive results with light application to improve muscle performance and delay fatigue. However, there are few studies showing its´ effects on aerobic training. The aim of this study is to investigate whether phototherapy with lasers and LEDs with different wavelengths and outputs, with different irradiation protocol, associated to aerobic training, would enhance performance. For such, 96 volunteers of both genders will be recruited, who will take part in a program of regular aerobic exercise on a treadmill. The training will last 12 weeks and will be assessed aspects related to aerobic performance of volunteers (absolute and relative VO2max, maximal heart rate and time to exhaustion) and body composition (body fat percentage, and quantification of fat mass and lean mass). (AU)

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MIRANDA, EDUARDO FOSCHINI; TOMAZONI, SHAIANE SILVA; VICENTE DE PAIVA, PAULO ROBERTO; PINTO, HENRIQUE DANTAS; SMITH, DENIS; SANTOS, LARISSA ALINE; CAMILLO DE CARVALHO, PAULO DE TARSO; PINTO LEAL-JUNIOR, ERNESTO CESAR. When is the best moment to apply photobiomodulation therapy (PBMT) when associated to a treadmill endurance-training program? A randomized, triple-blinded, placebo-controlled clinical trial. Lasers in Medical Science, v. 33, n. 4, p. 719-727, . (10/52404-0, 14/01279-1)

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