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

  title={Effects of aging on human skeletal muscle after immobilization and retraining.},
  author={Charlotte Suetta and Lars Gr{\o}ndahl Hvid and Lene Justesen and Ulrik Christensen and Kirsten Neergaard and Lene Simonsen and Niels Ortenblad and Stig Peter Magnusson and Michael Kjaer and Per Aagaard},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={107 4},
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 the effect of aging on changes in muscle contractile properties, specific force, and muscle mass characteristics in 9 old (61-74 yr) and 11… 

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