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Article title: Effects of repeated local heat therapy on skeletal muscle structure and function in humans

Authors: Kyoungrae Kim, Blake A. Reid, Caitlin A. Casey, Brooke E. Bender, Bohyun Ro, Qifan Song, Adam J. Trewin, Aaron C. Petersen, Shihuan Kuang, Timothy P. Gavin, Bruno T. Roseguini

From the authors: "Exposure to local [heat therapy] for 8 weeks promotes a pro-angiogenic environment and enhances muscle strength but does not affect mitochondrial content in humans."

This study is highlighted as one of March's "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

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Journal of Applied Physiology