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Resistance Training in Elderly

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00744094
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 23, 2015
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
The Anna Foundation
DSM Food Specialties
Information provided by:
Maastricht University Medical Center

Brief Summary:
In the present study the investigators aim to determine whether protein supplementation can augment the response to a 12 week resistance training program in healthy elderly men.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Sarcopenia Atrophy Aging Dietary Supplement: protein drink Behavioral: Resistance training Phase 1 Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 26 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Influence of Resistance Training on Body Composition and Muscle Characteristics in Healthy Elderly
Study Start Date : January 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : September 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: 1
placebo drink
Behavioral: Resistance training
12 weeks resistance training, 3 days per week
Experimental: 2
protein drink
Dietary Supplement: protein drink
250 ml protein hydrolysate solution
Behavioral: Resistance training
12 weeks resistance training, 3 days per week



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle mass measured at limb and cellular level [ Time Frame: before and after 12 weeks of intervention ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Muscle strength [ Time Frame: before and after 12 weeks of intervention ]
  2. Body composition [ Time Frame: before and after 12 weeks of intervention ]


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Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 85 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Living independently

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Orthopedic limitations
  • Any disorder known to compromise ability for resistance training
  • History of resistance training in past 5 years

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Locations
Netherlands
Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands, 6200MD
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
The Anna Foundation
DSM Food Specialties
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Luc JC van Loon, PhD Maastricht University

Publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: Dr. L. van Loon, Maastricht University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00744094     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MEC 06-3-062B
First Posted: August 29, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 23, 2015
Last Verified: August 2008

Keywords provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:
resistance training
protein supplementation
hypertrophy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrophy
Sarcopenia
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical
Muscular Atrophy
Neuromuscular Manifestations
Neurologic Manifestations
Nervous System Diseases
Signs and Symptoms