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The Effects of Resistance Training and Protein Supplementation in Healthy Elderly Men and Women.

This study has been completed.
Top Institute Food and Nutrition
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier:
First received: October 26, 2009
Last updated: April 9, 2015
Last verified: April 2015
The main objective of this study is to examine the effects of resistance type exercise training combined with nutritional support on body composition and muscle characteristics in healthy elderly men and women. For a comprehensive insight into the potential underlying mechanisms of the intervention effects on whole body-, muscle- and myocellular level, a broad range of tests will be performed before, during, and after the intervention period.

Condition Intervention
Muscle Loss in Elderly
Dietary Supplement: Protein drink
Dietary Supplement: placebo drink

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Participant, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effects of Resistance Type Exercise Training and Protein Supplementation on Skeletal Muscle Mass, Strength, and Muscle Characteristics in Healthy Elderly Men and Women

Further study details as provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in muscle mass measured by DXA-scan and CT-scan [ Time Frame: 0, 12 and 24 weeks ]

Enrollment: 60
Study Start Date: November 2009
Study Completion Date: November 2012
Primary Completion Date: November 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Protein drink
protein drink
Dietary Supplement: Protein drink
total of 15 g protein/d in a protein drink consumed every morning after breakfast during 24 weeks
Placebo Comparator: Placebo drink
Placebo drink
Dietary Supplement: placebo drink
subjects consume a placebo drink every morning after breakfast over a period of 24 weeks.


Ages Eligible for Study:   65 Years to 90 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • over 65 years
  • healthy men and women

Exclusion Criteria:

  • cardiovascular disease
  • COPD
  • Parkinson
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • musculoskeletal/orthopaedic disorders
  • cognitive impairment
  • subjects with metal implants
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01004588

Maastricht University
Maastricht, Netherlands
Sponsors and Collaborators
Maastricht University Medical Center
Top Institute Food and Nutrition
Principal Investigator: Marika Leenders, MSc Maastricht University Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Maastricht University Medical Center Identifier: NCT01004588     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MEC 09-3-056
Study First Received: October 26, 2009
Last Updated: April 9, 2015

Keywords provided by Maastricht University Medical Center:
protein drink
resistance training processed this record on May 25, 2017