Journal article

Uncovering the Bone-Muscle Interaction and Its Implications for the Health and Function of Older Adults (the Wellderly Project): Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Crossover Trial (Preprint)

Cassandra Smith, Xuzhu Lin, David Scott, Tara C Brennan-Speranza, Ahmed Al Saedi, Alba Moreno-Asso, Mary Woessner, Ebrahim Bani Hassan, Nir Eynon, Gustavo Duque, Itamar Levinger

JMIR Publications Inc.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Bone and muscle are closely linked anatomically, biochemically, and metabolically. Acute exercise affects both bone and muscle, implying a crosstalk between the two systems. However, how these two systems communicate is still largely unknown. We will explore the role of undercarboxylated osteocalcin (ucOC) in this crosstalk. ucOC is involved in glucose metabolism and has a potential role in muscle maintenance and metabolism. OBJECTIVE The proposed trial will determine if circulating ucOC levels in older adults at baseline and following acute exercise are associated..

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