Intramuscular adipose tissue attenuates gains in muscle quality in older adults at high risk for falling. A brief report.

@article{Marcus2013IntramuscularAT,
  title={Intramuscular adipose tissue attenuates gains in muscle quality in older adults at high risk for falling. A brief report.},
  author={Robin L. Marcus and Odessa Addison and Paul LaStayo},
  journal={The journal of nutrition, health & aging},
  year={2013},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={215-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine the influence of intramuscular adipose tissue (IMAT) on muscle quality (MQ) changes in older adults after 12 weeks of exercise training. DESIGN Prospective cohort design. SETTING Academic health science center clinical exercise facility. PARTICIPANTS 70 older (mean age 73.4 ± 6.3 years) adults with a history of falls. INTERVENTION Resistance, endurance and balance exercise three times weekly for 12 weeks. MEASUREMENTS Quadriceps strength was determined by maximum… CONTINUE READING