An inability to distinguish edematous swelling from true hypertrophy still prevents a completely accurate interpretation of the time course of muscle hypertrophy

@article{Damas2015AnIT,
  title={An inability to distinguish edematous swelling from true hypertrophy still prevents a completely accurate interpretation of the time course of muscle hypertrophy},
  author={Felipe Damas and Stuart M Phillips and Manoel Em{\'i}lio Lixandr{\~a}o and Felipe Cassaro Vechin and Cleiton Augusto Libardi and Hamilton Roschel and Valmor Alberto Augusto Tricoli and Carlos Ugrinowitsch},
  journal={European Journal of Applied Physiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={116},
  pages={445-446}
}
the experimental design are important and described in the “Discussion” section of our article (Damas et al. 2015). The explanation the authors provide in the letter is already acknowledged in our manuscript: “Additionally, DeFreitas et al. (2011) speculated that the significant increase in muscle CSA that they found in the first week of RT in untrained individuals was possibly [italics added for emphasis] due to edema and could be falsely attributed to hypertrophy; thus, they considered that… CONTINUE READING
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