Research into how exercise can cure illness
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How climbing helped cystic fibrosis woman back to health

Researchers are leading one of the largest international projects of its kind to improve the lives of people with cystic fibrosis.

They hope the study led by Exeter University, will lead to specific exercise treatments being prescribed by medics.

Katie Murphy, who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis aged two days old, describes how climbing has helped her.

Dr Keith Brownlee, director of impact at the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, says increased physical exercise can have long-term consequences for people with cystic fibrosis, including improved lung function, aerobic fitness and lung clearance.

Cystic fibrosis is a life-limiting condition which can cause the lungs and digestive system to become clogged with thick, sticky mucus.

  • 08 Aug 2016
  • From the section Devon
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