Research Study

Past Study: Sarcopenia Age-Related Muscle Loss

Study Status: CLOSED

Study Name: Sarcopenia

Study Focus: Exercise and Muscle Metabolism

 

Study Contact: To learn more, please call 1-877-854-8475 or fill out the Contact us form.

Study Purpose:  The purpose of this study is to examine how physical activity alters the metabolism of your muscle in order to improve muscle size and function, particularly in individuals with low muscle mass and strength.  This study should provide new information concerning the processes associated with the gradual loss of muscle that occurs in aging adults, known as Sarcopenia.  This is important because Sarcopenia affects a lot of older individuals and can cause a number of health issues. Ultimately this may help identify physiological mechanisms responsible for the development of Sarcopenia.         

Study Commitment for group 1: 2 screening visits, 1 exercise visit

 Study Duration:  up to 4 weeks

Study Qualifications for cohort 1: 21-40 years of age, stable weight (no Gain/loss of > 10 lbs in 6 months), have been training for endurance competition (running, cycling) for at least 5 years without an extensive layoff (>6 months) due to injury.

Study Qualifications for cohort 2: 65-90 years of age, stable weight (no Gain/Loss of > 10 lbs in 6 months), have been exercise training for competition for at least 5 years without an extensive layoff (>6 months) due to injury.

Study Qualifications for cohort 3: 65-90 years of age, stable weight (No Gain/Loss of > 10 lbs in 6 months), sedentary (≤ 1 continuous exercise/week), BMI < 35 kg/m2.

 

Compensation offered? Yes

 This study is being conducted under the direction of Paul Coen, PhD at 301East Princeton Street, Orlando, Florida 32804.