Effects of leucine-rich protein supplements on anthropometric parameter and muscle strength in the elderly: A systematic review and meta-analysis

  title={Effects of leucine-rich protein supplements on anthropometric parameter and muscle strength in the elderly: A systematic review and meta-analysis},
  author={B. Komar and L. Schwingshackl and G. Hoffmann},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  • B. Komar, L. Schwingshackl, G. Hoffmann
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine
  • The journal of nutrition, health & aging
  • ObjectiveThe primary objective of the present systematic review and meta-analysis was to synthesize the available literature relating to leucine supplementation in the elderly with respect to its effects on anthropometrical parameters and muscle strength. The secondary aim was to perform a selective subgroup analysis when possible differentiating between healthy and sarcopenic subjects.MethodsLiterature search was performed using the electronic databases MEDLINE, EMBASE, SportDiscus, and the… CONTINUE READING
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