EASD – SGGD Meeting “Genetics of diabetes and its role in precision medicine”

May 11-13  2017 Holiday Inn Leiden The EASD-SGGD meeting will be held from 11 till 13 May 2017. Like in previous editions it will be an opportunity to meet people – scientists, doctors and other professionals – who actively participate in research in the field of (epi)genetics of diabetes, its [...]

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Resistance Training Increases Skeletal Muscle Capillarization in Healthy Older Men

Medicine and science in sports and exercise -  November 2016 Abstract PURPOSE: Skeletal muscle capillarization plays a key role in oxygen and nutrient delivery to muscle. The loss of muscle mass with aging and the concept of anabolic resistance have been, at least partly, attributed to changes in skeletal muscle capillary structure and [...]

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Expression of protocadherin gamma in skeletal muscle tissue is associated with age and muscle weakness

J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle -  December 2016 Abstract BACKGROUND: The skeletal muscle system plays an important role in the independence of older adults. In this study we examine differences in the skeletal muscle transcriptome between healthy young and older subjects and (pre-)frail older adults. Additionally, we examine the effect of resistance-type exercise training [...]

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Both basal and post-prandial muscle protein synthesis rates, following the ingestion of a leucine-enriched whey protein supplement, are not impaired in sarcopenic older males.

Clinical Nutrition - September 2016 Abstract BACKGROUND: Studying the muscle protein synthetic response to food intake in elderly is important, as it aids the development of interventions to combat sarcopenia. Although sarcopenic elderly are the target group for many of these nutritional interventions, no studies have assessed basal or post-prandial muscle protein synthesis rates [...]

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