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HIV, diet and exercise
Apr 19, 1999

I would like to know, how much exercise is good (gym), what is the latest in diets and nutritional supplemets like sustacal and would you recommend usage of steroids to maintain BCM?

Response from Dr. Dieterich

That could take several hours to answer. You should exercise to attain your goal, whatever that is, and it should be tailored to you individually. Generally if you want to build muscle mass, resistance exercises are better than aerobic training. If you have HIV, a good diet and exercise is usually sufficient. If you have lost BCM, you should ask your MD to check testosterone and supplement it and then anabolics may be used. Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

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