Journal article

Current Evidence and Possible Future Applications of Creatine Supplementation for Older Adults

Darren G Candow, Scott C Forbes, Ben Kirk, Gustavo Duque

NUTRIENTS | MDPI | Published : 2021

Abstract

Sarcopenia, defined as age-related reduction in muscle mass, strength, and physical performance, is associated with other age-related health conditions such as osteoporosis, osteosarcopenia, sarcopenic obesity, physical frailty, and cachexia. From a healthy aging perspective, lifestyle interventions that may help overcome characteristics and associated comorbidities of sarcopenia are clinically important. One possible intervention is creatine supplementation (CR). Accumulating research over the past few decades shows that CR, primarily when combined with resistance training (RT), has favourable effects on aging muscle, bone and fat mass, muscle and bone strength, and tasks of physical perfor..

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