NUTRITION, PHYSICAL FUNCTION AND MUSCLE MASS IN ADVANCED LIVER DISEASE

Grant number: 1138374 | Funding period: 2018 - 2022

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Abstract

Muscle wasting is associated with increased risk of death in patients with liver disease. Many factors contribute to this muscle wasting, but our group’s recent finding that testosterone therapy increases muscle mass in men with liver disease remains the only proven treatment. This project aims to increase understanding of the causes of muscle wasting and to show that testosterone treatment improves clinical outcomes, which could improve the health of liver disease sufferers worldwide.

University of Melbourne Researchers