Journal article

Effect of whey protein isolate on strength, body composition and muscle hypertrophy during resistance training

Alan Hayes, Paul J Cribb

CURRENT OPINION IN CLINICAL NUTRITION AND METABOLIC CARE | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2008

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Sarcopenia (skeletal muscle wasting with aging) is thought to underlie a number of serious age-related health issues. While it may be seen as inevitable, decreasing this gradual loss of muscle is vital for healthy aging. Thus, it is imperative to investigate exercise and nutrition-based strategies designed to build a reservoir of muscle mass as early as possible. RECENT FINDINGS: Elderly individuals are still able to respond to both resistance training and the anabolic signals provided by protein ingestion, provided specific amino acids, such as leucine, are present. Whey proteins are a rich source of these essential amino acids and rapidly elevate plasma amino acids, thus..

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University of Melbourne Researchers