Can Antioxidants Protect Against Disuse Muscle Atrophy?

  title={Can Antioxidants Protect Against Disuse Muscle Atrophy?},
  author={Scott K. Powers},
  booktitle={Sports medicine},
Long periods of skeletal muscle inactivity (e.g. prolonged bed rest or limb immobilization) results in a loss of muscle protein and fibre atrophy. This disuse-induced muscle atrophy is due to both a decrease in protein synthesis and increased protein breakdown. Although numerous factors contribute to the regulation of the rates of protein breakdown and synthesis in skeletal muscle, it has been established that prolonged muscle inactivity results in increased radical production in the inactive… CONTINUE READING
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