Muscle protein degradation in elderly individuals

Aging is characterized by a gradual loss of muscle mass and strength, a condition termed sarcopenia. Given our rapidly aging population, research designed to better understand the development, progression and treatment of sarcopenia is of importance.

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Place: Norges Idrettshøgskole

Formal title

The role of muscle protein breakdown in the regulation of muscle mass and muscle quality in elderly

Formal

Aging is characterized by a gradual loss of muscle mass and strength, a condition termed sarcopenia. Given our rapidly aging population, research designed to better understand the development, progression and treatment of sarcopenia is of importance.

Description

Frail/sarcopenic elderly individuals will perform strength training for 12 weeks. Several measurements will be performed both before and after the strength training period, and a non-training control group will be included. Main outcomes are changes in muscle mass, muscle strength, muscle quality, in addition to muscle protein breakdown.