Skeletal muscle disuse atrophy is not attenuated by dietary protein supplementation in healthy older men.

@article{Dirks2014SkeletalMD,
  title={Skeletal muscle disuse atrophy is not attenuated by dietary protein supplementation in healthy older men.},
  author={Marlou L Dirks and Benjamin T Wall and Rach{\'e}l Nilwik and Dani{\"e}lle H J M Weerts and Lex B Verdijk and Luc Jc van Loon},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={2014},
  volume={144 8},
  pages={1196-203}
}
Short successive periods of muscle disuse, due to injury or illness, can contribute significantly to the loss of muscle mass with aging (sarcopenia). It has been suggested that increasing the protein content of the diet may be an effective dietary strategy to attenuate muscle disuse atrophy. We hypothesized that protein supplementation twice daily would preserve muscle mass during a short period of limb immobilization. Twenty-three healthy older (69 ± 1 y) men were subjected to 5 d of one… CONTINUE READING