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Friday, June 08, 2007

Can You Age Backwards? Science Says Yes!

Resistance Exercise Reverses Aging in Human Skeletal Muscle


Simon Melov1*#, Mark A. Tarnopolsky2*#, Kenneth Beckman3, Krysta Felkey1, Alan Hubbard1

1 Buck Institute for Age Research, Novato, California, United States of America, 2 McMaster University, Department of Pediatrics and Medicine, Hamilton, Canada, 3 Center for Genetics, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, Oakland, California, United States of America

Human aging is associated with skeletal muscle atrophy and functional impairment (sarcopenia). Multiple lines of evidence suggest that mitochondrial dysfunction is a major contributor to sarcopenia. We evaluated whether healthy aging was associated with a transcriptional profile reflecting mitochondrial impairment and whether resistance exercise could reverse this signature to that approximating a younger physiological age. Skeletal muscle biopsies from healthy older (N = 25) and younger (N = 26) adult men and women were compared using gene expression profiling, and a subset of these were related to measurements of muscle strength. 14 of the older adults had muscle samples taken before and after a six-month resistance exercise-training program. Before exercise training, older adults were 59% weaker than younger, but after six months of training in older adults, strength improved significantly (P<0.001)>

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