Dirks, M. L, Wall, B. T, Snijders, T., Ottenbros, C. L, Verdijk, L. B & Van Loon, LJ. (2014). Neuromuscular electrical stimulation prevents muscle disuse atrophy during leg immobilization in humans. Acta Physiologica,210(3), 628-641. United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.12200
Aim Short periods of muscle disuse, due to illness or injury, result in substantial skeletal muscle atrophy. Recently, we have shown that a single session of neuromuscular electrical stimulation ( NMES ) increases muscle protein synthesis rates. The aim was to investigate the capacity for daily NMES to attenuate muscle atrophy during short-term muscle disuse.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
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