Exercise and Sport Sciences Reviews

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Exercise & Sport Sciences Reviews:
doi: 10.1097/JES.0b013e3182a4e699

Exercise and Nutrition to Target Protein Synthesis Impairments in Aging Skeletal Muscle

Dickinson, Jared M.1; Volpi, Elena2,3; Rasmussen, Blake B.2,4,5

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The loss of skeletal muscle size and function with aging and sarcopenia may be related, in part, to an age-related muscle protein synthesis impairment. In this review, we discuss to what extent aging affects skeletal muscle protein synthesis and how nutrition and exercise can be used strategically to overcome age-related protein synthesis impairments and slow the progression of sarcopenia.

© 2013 American College of Sports Medicine


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