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Muscle Strength Research

Muscle

Published on 14 February 2020 12:36 PM

Everyone loses muscle strength as they age, which has a significant impact on the individual's quality of life. Previously scientists have examined the muscles as the source of these problems, but now they are starting to look at the nerves that control those muscles, because prior to the loss of muscle strength there are a number of changes in the nerves that might give clues as to how to prevent or treat strength loss better.

Researchers at Newcastle University have been performing a study looking at the impact of different pathways on strength. During the initial phase of the experiment they were able to perform this on 72 individuals across age ranges, and this showed some very interesting changes, however the demographics of the participants tended to be stronger for their age than you might expect, which limits the insights into this.

Volunteers are needed to help further the research by acting as test subjects. If you would like to assist and you are in the age groups 18 to 40, or 50 to 90 then please read/download the Information sheet from the link below. Participants will receive a £10 Amazon voucher for their time and reimbursement of all reasonable travel expenses.

Muscle strength research information sheet

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