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Resistive Exercise for Arthritic Cartilage Health (REACH): A randomized double-blind, sham-exercise controlled trial

  • Angela K Lange1Email author,
  • Benedicte Vanwanseele1,
  • Nasim Foroughi1,
  • Michael K Baker1,
  • Ronald Shnier2,
  • Richard M Smith1 and
  • Maria A Fiatarone Singh1, 3, 4
BMC Geriatrics20099:1

Received: 14 August 2008

Accepted: 13 January 2009

Published: 13 January 2009

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13 Jan 2009 Editorially accepted
13 Jan 2009 Article published 10.1186/1471-2318-9-1

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Authors’ Affiliations

Exercise, Health and Performance Faculty Research Group, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Symbion Clinical Research Imaging Centre, Sydney, Australia
Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Hebrew SeniorLife and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, USA