Does the muscle protein synthetic response to exercise and amino acid-based nutrition diminish with advancing age? A systematic review.

  title={Does the muscle protein synthetic response to exercise and amino acid-based nutrition diminish with advancing age? A systematic review.},
  author={Brandon J. Shad and Janice L. Thompson and Leigh Breen},
  journal={American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={311 5},
The precise role of age-related muscle anabolic resistance in the progression of sarcopenia and functional decline in older individuals is unclear. The present aim was to assess whether the muscle protein synthesis (MPS) response to acute exercise (endurance or resistance) and/or amino acid-based nutrition is attenuated in older compared with young individuals. A systematic review was conducted on studies that directly examined the influence of age on the MPS response to exercise and/or amino… 

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