Research Study: Effects of Exercise and Amino Acid Supplementation on Body Composition and Physical Function in Community-Dwelling Elderly Japanese Sarcopenic Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial 1

 

  • This study suggests that exercise and amino acid supplementation may be effective in enhancing not only muscle strength, but also combined variables of muscle mass and walking speed and of muscle mass and strength in sarcopenic women.
  • Significant improvements in the combinations of leg muscle mass, knee extension strength and walking speed were only seen in the exercise + amino acid supplementation group.
  • The study demonstrated that appendicular muscle mass and walking speed increased with the combination of exercise and essential amino acid ingestion, as well as with the separate exercise and amino acid interventions, but muscle strength improved only with the combination of exercise and amino acid ingestion.

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1. Hun Kyung Kim, PhD et al, JAGS 60:16–23, 2012

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