Testosterone administration preserves protein balance but not muscle strength during 28 days of bed rest.

Abstract

Decrements in muscle strength as a result of prolonged bed rest are well defined, but little is known about potential countermeasures for preventing loss of strength under this condition. The purpose of this study was to determine whether testosterone administration would preserve protein balance and muscle strength during prolonged bed rest. Ten healthy… (More)

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@article{Zachwieja1999TestosteroneAP, title={Testosterone administration preserves protein balance but not muscle strength during 28 days of bed rest.}, author={Jeffery J. Zachwieja and S. R. Smith and Jennifer C. Lovejoy and J C Rood and Marlene M. Windhauser and George A. Bray}, journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism}, year={1999}, volume={84 1}, pages={207-12} }