“Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Aerobic Exercise Study”
Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1) is a genetic disease that primarily targets skeletal muscle resulting in severe weakness and muscle loss. As a result, individuals suffering from DM1 become very inactive and lose mobility resulting in a lower quality of life. This study will investigate the effect of a 12-week moderate intensity exercise protocol on skeletal muscle function and cellular benefits in DM1 patients.
All participants with DM1 will undergo a 12-week aerobic exercise training intervention on a cycle ergometer
Functional and Cellular Benefits of Aerobic Exercise in Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 Patients