Mechanisms Underlying Changes in Function of Aging Skeletal Muscles

Publish Date: 23 - 25 June 2009
Author(s): Ian Lanza, PhD

Abstract:

Muscle fatigability, the ability to sustain muscle activity for a prolonged period, is less recognized than muscle wastin, but is an important factor in decreasing muscle function of agin skeletal muscle. Understanding and intervening in the mechanisms that cause decline can perhaps slow the aging process, thus increasing physical function and the ability to perform activities of daily living. This presentation investigates these mechanisms.
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Ian Lanza, PhD

Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
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