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Effect of Pole-Assisted Walking on Intramuscular Lipids in Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Body Composition Assessment
Y Nakagawa, M Hattori
Used Parameters : BW, LBM, PBF

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Japan

Journal : Journal of Nursing and Care

The present study investigated the effects of a 10 week walking program using hiking poles on intra-and extramyocellular lipid (IMCL and EMCL) content in elderly as assessed by 1H-MR spectroscopy. Six nursing home residents aged between 65 and 84 years (n= 6) participated in the study. The subjects were asked to walk for at least 30 minutes a day, three days per week. Intramuscular and blood lipid concentrations were obtained at baseline and at after the 10 week study. 1H-MR spectra were acquired from the tibialis anterior (TA) …
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