Sarcopenia, leucine and protein

Ageing is associated with a gradual loss of skeletal muscle mass, known as sarcopaenia . These age-related changes in skeletal muscle mass are attributed to a disruption in the regulation of skeletal muscle protein synthesis and/or degradationProtein turnover in skeletal muscle tissue is highly responsive to nutrient intake in healthy, young individ¬uals. In the elderly,…

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muscle loss and ageing

Muscle loss ( sarcopenia ) and ageing.As people grow older their muscle mass declines. There is a loss of muscle mass of 3-5% each decade which accelerates after the age of 60. The causes of this are not knownProminent aetiological possibilities include altered endocrine function or changes in tissue response to nutrients. It is not…

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