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Erratum published on 23 March 2021, see Nutrients 2021, 13(3), 1041.
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Nutritional Supplements to Support Resistance Exercise in Countering the Sarcopenia of Aging

Exercise Metabolism Research Group, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8, Canada
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Nutrients 2020, 12(7), 2057; https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12072057
Received: 30 May 2020 / Revised: 7 July 2020 / Accepted: 8 July 2020 / Published: 10 July 2020
Skeletal muscle plays an indispensable role in metabolic health and physical function. A decrease in muscle mass and function with advancing age exacerbates the likelihood of mobility impairments, disease development, and early mortality. Therefore, the development of non-pharmacological interventions to counteract sarcopenia warrant significant attention. Currently, resistance training provides the most effective, low cost means by which to prevent sarcopenia progression and improve multiple aspects of overall health. Importantly, the impact of resistance training on skeletal muscle mass may be augmented by specific dietary components (i.e., protein), feeding strategies (i.e., timing, per-meal doses of specific macronutrients) and nutritional supplements (e.g., creatine, vitamin-D, omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids etc.). The purpose of this review is to provide an up-to-date, evidence-based account of nutritional strategies to enhance resistance training-induced adaptations in an attempt to combat age-related muscle mass loss. In addition, we provide insight on how to incorporate the aforementioned nutritional strategies that may support the growth or maintenance of skeletal muscle and subsequently extend the healthspan of older individuals. View Full-Text
Keywords: aging; protein; diet; nutrition; exercise aging; protein; diet; nutrition; exercise
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McKendry, J.; Currier, B.S.; Lim, C.; Mcleod, J.C.; Thomas, A.C.Q.; Phillips, S.M. Nutritional Supplements to Support Resistance Exercise in Countering the Sarcopenia of Aging. Nutrients 2020, 12, 2057. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12072057

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McKendry J, Currier BS, Lim C, Mcleod JC, Thomas ACQ, Phillips SM. Nutritional Supplements to Support Resistance Exercise in Countering the Sarcopenia of Aging. Nutrients. 2020; 12(7):2057. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12072057

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McKendry, James; Currier, Brad S.; Lim, Changhyun; Mcleod, Jonathan C.; Thomas, Aaron C.Q.; Phillips, Stuart M. 2020. "Nutritional Supplements to Support Resistance Exercise in Countering the Sarcopenia of Aging" Nutrients 12, no. 7: 2057. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12072057

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