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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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Current Article

Issue 7-8/2017

Adipositas & Bewegung - Obesity & Physical Activity

Kemmler W, Teschler M, Weissenfels A, Willert S, Bebenek M, von Stengel S

Whole-Body EMS to Fight Sarcopenic Obesity – a Review with Emphasis on Body Fat

Sarcopenia and sarcopenic-obesity (SO) are key risk factors for disability, loss of independence and morbidity in older people. Although most studies confirm the positive impact of resistance training on muscle mass and functional capacity, the majority of older people fall far short of the exercise doses recommended topositively impact muscle mass or disabling conditions. For these persons, whole-body-electromyostimulation (WB-EMS) may be a time-efficient, physically less exhausting and joint-friendly option to increase lean-body-mass (LBM) and to reduce fat-mass.
In this narrative review, we summarize the effects of WBEMS on body composition with special regard to sarcopenia and SO. Further, possible mechanisms of WB-EMS-induced increases of energy expenditure are discussed.
The majority of WB-EMS studies reported significant positive effects on lean-body and fat-mass in older adults. The few studies that focus on sarcopenia consistently determined improvements inmorphometric and functional dimensions (i.e. gait-speed and /or handgrip-strength). The corresponding effect on (sarcopenic) obesity was less consistent. However, studies that applied WBEMS at higher intensities reported predominantly significant acute-, short- and long-term increments of energy expenditure. Low doses of protein supplements (0.33g/kg/d; total intake: >1.2-<1. 5g/kg/d) were unable to enhance the WB-EMS-induced effect on sarcopenia parameters.
In summary, WB-EMS can be seen as an effective method for fighting sarcopenia and sarcopenic obesity in older people who are unable to performintense exercise protocols. The role of additional protein supplements needs to be addressed in subsequent studies.

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Nachwuchs in der Sportmedizin - Symposium des Wissenschaftsrates der DGSP

Das erstmalig stattfindende Symposium des Wissenschaftsrats der DGSP vom 28.-30.09.2017 richtet sich an Nachwuchswissenschaftler aller sportmedizinischen Abteilungen im deutschsprachigen Raum. Ziel ist die Kommunikation der Abteilungen untereinander zu fördern, sowie den Austausch relevanter sportmedizinischer Themen zu ermöglichen und zu intensivieren. Lokaler Veranstalter in diesem Jahr ist die Hochschulambulanz der Universität Potsdam. Vorgesehen ist die Wiederholung des Nachwuchssymposiums alle 2 Jahre, wobei der lokale Ausrichter rotiert.

„Interest Groups, Forschungsmethoden, Förderlinien und aktuelle Themen“

Im Rahmen verschiedenster Formate werden Schwerpunktthemen der Sportmedizin diskutiert, Förder- und Publikationsmöglichkeiten besprochen, statistische Fälle aufgearbeitet. Darüber hinaus wird im Rahmen eines „Hot Topics“ das Für und Wider des Facharztes für Sportmedizin erörtert. In einer zentralen Poster Session werden alle sportmedizinischen Einrichtungen ihre Projekte, Methoden und Schlüsselpublikationen darstellen.

Detaillierte Informationen zu Veranstaltungsinhalten, Anmeldeinformationen und Rahmenprogramm finden Sie unter






The 6th Annual Meeting of the European Initiative for Exercise in Medicine takes place in Lisboa, Portugal, from 15th to 16th of September 2017.

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will take pace on 14th and 15th of November 2017 in Düsseldorf. Please find further information on MEDICA







Wildor Hollmann feiert seinen 92. Geburtstag!

Am 30. Januar 2017 feierte Prof. Wildor Hollmann seinen 92. Geburtstag.

Prof. Hollmann hat maßgeblich zum heutigen Erfolg der Deutschen Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin beigetragen! Er war von 1960–1998 Chefredakteur der DZSM - also fast 40 Jahre lang!

Zu seinen Ehren hat die Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin (DZSM) die Ausgabe 2/2015 "Neuroplastizität & Sport" gewidmet.

Die gesamte Deutsche Zeitschrift für Sportmedizin sowie der Verein zur Förderung der Sportmedizin e.V. und die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention e.V. gratulieren dem Jubilaren herzlich!


Zertifizierte Fortbildungen - CME


Im aktuellen Heft können Sie für folgenden Artikel CME-Punkte erwerben:


Heft 2/2017

Endoprothesen und Sport

Cassel M, Brecht P, Günther K-P, Mayer F. Endoprothesen und Sport. Dtsch Z Sportmed. 2017; 68: 38-42. doi:10.5960/dzsm.2016.267


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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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