Kevin Conley, Ph.D.
- Sarcopenia and exercise intolerance in the old: new treatments beyond diet and exercise
Sarcopenia and exercise intolerance in the old: new treatments beyond diet and exercise
Reduced muscle size (sarcopenia), exercise tolerance and mobility are debilitating aspects of aging. Exercise training has been the gold-standard for improving the muscle strength or endurance lost with age. Here we report that both strength and endurance can be improved by a new nutriceutical treatment involving the natural products Astaxanthin, zinc, and Vitamin E in combination with exercise training. These results indicate that this combination of natural products provides for the first time a single approach for improving both the muscle function and exercise tolerance that have been lost in the elderly. The end result is a promising approach for seniors to not only improve function but also to provide a path to better aging.
1976 B.ABiology Lake Forest College
1983 Ph.D.Zoology University of Wisconsin-Madison POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
1983 Department of Biology, Harvard University (C.R. Taylor [Deceased])
1983-85 Department of Anatomy, University of Bern, Switzerland (E.R. Weibel)
1986-88 Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical School (M.J. Kushmerick)
AAAS, American Physiological Society, American Diabetes Association, American College of Sports Medicine