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High intensity interval resistance training (HIIRT) in older adults: Effects on body composition, strength, anabolic hormones and blood lipids

  • Autori: Moro T.; Tinsley G.; Bianco A.; Gottardi A.; Gottardi G.B.; Faggian D.; Plebani M.; Marcolin G.; Paoli A.
  • Anno di pubblicazione: 2017
  • Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
  • Parole Chiave: Blood lipids; Body composition; Elderly; High intensity; Resistance training; Strength
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The aging process induces significant changes in skeletal muscle morphology and functionality. If not counteracted, this process, termed sarcopenia, can lead to progressively greater disability, frailty and loss of independence. Whilst determining the prevalence of sarcopenia at the population level is complicated by different diagnostic criteria and methodologies used to assess muscle mass, a large percentage of older adults will suffer from this condition in their lifetime (von Haehling et al., 2010). Additionally, longer life expectancy is producing a growing number of elderly individuals worldwide (Beard et al., 2016). Therefore, age-related diseases, such as sarcopenia, are an increasingly important public health concern, and optimal strategies for combatting the progressive loss of muscle mass and function are needed.