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The German Journal of Sports Medicine is directed to translational science and clinical practice of Sports Medicine and its adjacent fields, which investigate the influence of physical activity, exercise, training and sports, as well as a lack of exercise affecting healthy people and patients of all age-groups. It addresses implications for prevention, diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation and physical training as well as the entire Sports Medicine and research in sports science, physiology and biomechanics.

The Journal is the leading and most widely read German journal in the field of Sports Medicine. Readers are physicians, physiologists and sports scientists as well as physiotherapists, coaches, sport managers, and athletes. The journal offers to the scientific community online open access to its scientific content and online communication platform.

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Main language »American English« for scientific articles

As of issue 1/2018, in all scientific articles American English will be declared as main language. The reviewing process can still be done in German language; all German-speaking articles need to be translated before publication by the authors. We will support young authors with this translation.

All German extended Abstracts will still be published.

With this procedure we aim to be listed in international databases.

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Current Article

Issue 11/2017

Sportmedizin im Wandel - Sports Medicine in Transition

Pressler A

A Run a Day Keeps Lipids at Bay?
Regular Exercise as a Treatment of Dyslipidaemias

Problem: Dyslipidaemia and physical inactivity are leading risk factors for the development of atherosclerotic disease, accounting annually for approximately 5.8 million deaths worldwide. A lipid-lowering effect of exercise is commonly assumed, but, in contrast to multi-modal lifestyle interventions, the particular effect of exercise on lipid profiles is less-wellestablished.
Methods: Systematic literature search for epidemiological and randomized trials, reviews and meta-analyses evaluating the particular effects of high fitness or exercise interventions on changes in lipid levels.
Results: A higher fitness assessed by exercise testing is moderately associated with favourable HDL-cholesterol and triglyceride, but not LDL levels. This is confirmed by findings from randomized trials and meta-analyses, but effects are not consistently observed. Moderate aerobic exercise is preferred over resistance or high-intensity interval exercise. Besides absolute lipid values, exercise favourably influences atherogenic lipid subfractions. The combination of statins with exercise improves clinical outcomes; thus, statins should not be withheld if indicated according to guidelines.
Discussion: The effect of exercise on lipid levels is at best moderate, with small improvements in HDL and triglyceride, but not LDL levels. Nonetheless, dyslipidaemia is rarely observed as a single risk factor, and exercise remains a cornerstone of multimodal lifestyle interventions to favourably modify cardiovascular risk.

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Prof. Dr. Bodo-Knut Jüngst 26.01.1935 - 06.08.2017

Prof. Dr. Bodo-Knut Jüngst was one famous Sports Physicians in Germany. He died at the age of 82 on August 6, 2017.


> Full Obituary in German Language by Prof. H.-V. Ulmer









The MEDICA MEDICINE & SPORTS CONFERENCE will take pace on 14th and 15th of November 2017 in Düsseldorf. Please find further information on MEDICA 




10th Congress of EFSMA in Portugal

The Eiropean Congress of EFSMA (European Federation of Sports Medicine Associations) will be organized for the 10th time, and also the 20th anniversary of EFSMA will be celebrated on 16th to 18th of November 2017 in Cascais, Portugal in the Estoril Congress Center according to the motto „Feel our energy“.

Abstracts can be submitted until 7th of April. Please find further information on






Prof. Dr. med. habil. Dr. h. c. Kurt Tittel 19.07.1920 - 20.08.2016

Professor Kurt Tittel was one of the most famous Sports Physicians in East Germany. He died at the age of 96 on August 20.


> Full Obituary in German Language by Professor Wildor Hollmann

> Full Obituary in German Language by Professor Georg Neumann




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