Exercise, aging, and muscle protein metabolism.

@article{Yarasheski2003ExerciseAA,
  title={Exercise, aging, and muscle protein metabolism.},
  author={Kevin E Yarasheski},
  journal={The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={58 10},
  pages={M918-22}
}
Age-associated alterations in muscle protein quantity and quality that adversely affect muscle structure, composition, and function have been referred to as sarcopenia. Muscle protein is metabolically active, and the age-associated loss of muscle protein mass is related to a loss of physical function and an inability to perform activities of daily living (physical frailty). It is important to maintain adequate reserves of muscle protein and amino acids as we age. As in all cachectic conditions… CONTINUE READING
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