Effects of Nutrition on Muscle Metabolism

Publish Date: 23 - 25 June 2009
Author(s): Michael Tisdale, PhD

Abstract:

Atrophy of skeletal muscle is common in a number of conditions including cancer sepsis, metabolic acidosis, weightlessness, immobility, diabetes, and AIDS. This leads to weakness (asthenia), and can lead to death through respiratory failure. In cancer patients, there is an inverse relationship between weight loss and survival time. The article discusses various nutrients that have the ability to attenuate this condition by increasing protein synthesis and/or decreasing protein degradation in skeletal muscle.
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Michael Tisdale, PhD

Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom
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