Supplementation of vitamin E may attenuate skeletal muscle immobilization atrophy.

  title={Supplementation of vitamin E may attenuate skeletal muscle immobilization atrophy.},
  author={H. J. Appell and Jos{\'e} Alberto Duarte and J. C. Matheus Soares},
  journal={International journal of sports medicine},
  volume={18 3},
The aim of this study was to investigate whether oxidative stress contributes to the development of atrophy in immobilized muscles, and, under this assumption, whether the administration of an antioxidant has beneficial effects to attenuate immobilization atrophy. One hindlimb of rats was immobilized for eight days, the contralateral leg served as control. One experimental group was supplemented with vitamin E. In the soleus muscle, the glutathione content as an indicator for oxidative stress… CONTINUE READING
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