Histochemical and ultrastructural aspects of M. vastus lateralis in sedentary old people (age 65–89 years)

Abstract

Biopsies for histochemical and ultrastructural studies were taken from the M. vastus lateralis of 45 healthy sedentary men and women aged 65–89 years. With increasing age the histochemical reactions reveal changes in the fibre type distribution characterized by a decrease in the percentage and predominant atrophy of type II fibres. The most frequent changes… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00690450

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