As Good As It Gets: Octogenarian Muscles Don't Get Stronger With Exercise, Study Finds

Friday, April 3, 2009 - 10:14 in Health & Medicine

Octogenarian women were unable to increase muscle mass after a three-month weight lifting program targeted at strengthening the thigh muscle. The results are surprising because previous studies have found resistance training capable of increasing muscle mass, even for people who are into their 70s. An increase in muscle size translates to an increase in strength.

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