Mitochondria, muscle health, and exercise with advancing age.

  title={Mitochondria, muscle health, and exercise with advancing age.},
  author={Heather N. Carter and Chris Chin Wah Chen and David A. Hood},
  volume={30 3},
Skeletal muscle health is dependent on the optimal function of its mitochondria. With advancing age, decrements in numerous mitochondrial variables are evident in muscle. Part of this decline is due to reduced physical activity, whereas the remainder appears to be attributed to age-related alterations in mitochondrial synthesis and degradation. Exercise is an important strategy to stimulate mitochondrial adaptations in older individuals to foster improvements in muscle function and quality of… 

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