Wall, B. T, Dirks, M. L, Snijders, T., Senden, J. M, Dolmans, J. & Van Loon, LJ. (2014). Substantial skeletal muscle loss occurs during only 5 days of disuse. Acta Physiologica,210(3), 600-611. United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.. Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1111/apha.12190
Aim The impact of disuse on the loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength has been well documented. Given that most studies have investigated muscle atrophy after more than 2 weeks of disuse, few data are available on the impact of shorter periods of disuse. We assessed the impact of 5 and 14 days of disuse on skeletal muscle mass, strength and associated intramuscular molecular signalling responses.
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
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