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PUBLICATIONS

High-intensity interval training for reducing blood pressure: a randomized trial vs. moderate-intensity continuous training in males with overweight or obesity.

Clark T, Morey R, Jones MD, Marcos L, Ristov M, Ram A, Hakansson S, Franklin A, McCarthy C, De Carli L, Ward R, Keech A

Aerobic Exercise Reduces Pressure More Than Heat Pain Sensitivity in Healthy Adults.

Jones MD, Nuzzo JL, Taylor JL, Barry BK

The hypoalgesic effects of exercise are well described, but there are conflicting findings for different modalities of pain; in particular for mechanical vs thermal noxious stimuli, which are the most commonly used in studies of exercise-induced hypoalgesia. The aims of this study were 1) to investigate the effect of aerobic exercise on pressure and heat pain thresholds that were well equated with regard to their temporal and spatial profile and 2) to identify whether changes in the excitability of nociceptive pathways-measured using laser-evoked potentials-accompany exercise-induced hypoalgesia. This is the first investigation to compare the effects of exercise on pressure and heat pain using the same stimulation site and pattern. The results show that aerobic exercise reduces mechanical pain sensitivity more than thermal pain sensitivity.

Intensity-dependent effects of aerobic training on pressure pain threshold in overweight men: A randomized trial.

Hakansson S, Jones MD, Ristov M, Marcos L, Clark T, Ram A, Morey R, Franklin A, McCarthy C, Carli LD, Ward R, Keech A

Six weeks of MICT cycling (chronic exercise) increased PPT for the lower body, but not upper body, in overweight men, whereas HIIT did not provide any hypoalgesic effect for chronic exercise. The acute effect of exercise on PPT was highly variable and negligible overall.

Explicit Education About Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia Influences Pain Responses to Acute Exercise in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Jones MD, Valenzuela T, Booth J, Taylor JL, Barry BK

Occlusion of blood flow attenuates exercise-induced hypoalgesia in the occluded limb of healthy adults.

Jones MD, Taylor JL, Barry BK

Growth hormone increases breast milk volumes in mothers of preterm infants.

Gunn AJ, Gunn TR, Rabone DL, Breier BH, Blum WF, Gluckman PD

hGH therapy in mothers with lactational insufficiency can improve breast milk volumes.

Exploring the Mechanisms of Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia Using Somatosensory and Laser Evoked Potentials.

Jones MD, Taylor JL, Booth J, Barry BK

Limited Association Between Aerobic Fitness and Pain in Healthy Individuals: A Cross-Sectional Study.

Jones MD, Booth J, Taylor JL, Barry BK

In healthy individuals and people with chronic pain, an inverse association between physical activity level and pain has been reported. Associations between objectively measured fitness and pain have also been found in people with chronic pain, but it is not clear whether the same relations are apparent in healthy individuals. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relation between aerobic capacity and pain in healthy individuals. Aerobic capacity is unrelated to pain in healthy young adults. For people with chronic pain, the negative relation between aerobic capacity and pain presumably arises from the underlying pathophysiology and/or associated behaviors of the disease process.

Aerobic training increases pain tolerance in healthy individuals.

Jones MD, Booth J, Taylor JL, Barry BK

Moderate- to vigorous-intensity aerobic exercise training increases ischemic pain tolerance in healthy individuals.