Journal article

Leucine-enriched whey protein supplementation, resistance-based exercise, and cardiometabolic health in older adults: a randomized controlled trial

Ben Kirk, Kate Mooney, Sara Vogrin, Matthew Jackson, Gustavo Duque, Omid Khaiyat, Farzad Amirabdollahian

JOURNAL OF CACHEXIA SARCOPENIA AND MUSCLE | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Increasing protein intake (above the Recommended Dietary Amount) alone or with resistance-based exercise is suggested to improve cardiometabolic health; however, randomized controlled trials (RCTs) are needed to confirm this. METHODS: The Liverpool Hope University-Sarcopenia Aging Trial (LHU-SAT) was a 16 week RCT (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02912130) of 100 community-dwelling older adults [mean age: 68.73 ± 5.80 years, body mass index: 27.06 ± 5.18 kg/m2 (52% women)] who were randomized to four independent groups [Control (C), Exercise (E), Exercise + Protein (EP), Protein (P)]. E and EP completed supervised and progressive resistance-based exercise (resistance exercise: ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by internal doctoral research scholarships (awarded to B.K. and K.M. during 2016-2019) from Liverpool Hope University who purchased the protein supplements directly from the manufacture (MyProtein, UK) at retail price with no discount applied. No external funding was received for this study.