Effects of aging on human skeletal muscle after immobilization and retraining.

Abstract

Inactivity is a recognized compounding factor in sarcopenia and muscle weakness in old age. However, while the negative effects of unloading on skeletal muscle in young individuals are well elucidated, only little is known about the consequence of immobilization and the regenerative capacity in elderly individuals. Thus the aim of this study was to examine… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00290.2009

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