Clinical Trial

Detection and Treatment of Sarcopenia and Myosteatosis

Study Description

Detection and Treatment of Sarcopenia and Myosteatosis in Older African Americans

The objectives of this study are to: 1) validate a rapid, portable, cost-effective method for screening myosteatosis and sarcopenia using diagnostic ultrasound, and 2) investigate a novel approach to progressive resistance exercise involving eccentric muscle actions that will counter the local effects of myosteatosis and sarcopenia in African Americans.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

No pharmaceutical medication involved No pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Behavioral - Eccentric Exercise

Submaximal progressive resistance exercise (PRE) using eccentric muscle actions for the knee extensors/flexors will be performed for 10 repetitions, 3 to 4 sets, twice per week for 12 weeks.

Behavioral - Concentric Exercise

Submaximal progressive resistance exercise (PRE) using concentric muscle actions for the knee extensors/flexors will be performed for 10 repetitions, 3 to 4 sets, twice per week for 12 weeks.

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Detection and Treatment of Sarcopenia and Myosteatosis in Older African Americans

Clinical Trial ID

NCT02350465

ParticipAid ID

YaOEBd