One of the invited sessions on Saturday 7 July at ECSS Dublin 2018 focuses on muscle protein turnover and the influencing factors.

Speakers

Professor Luc van Loon (University of Maastricht, The Netherlands) talks about “Physical (In)Activity - Influence on the Regulation of Muscle Mass Maintenance”. Professor Stuart Phillips (McMaster University, Canada) concentrates on “Diet and Energy Restriction – Influence on the Regulation of Body Composition”. The third speaker and the session chair Professor Mette Hansen (Aarhus University, Denmark) focuses on the “Influence of Gender and Female Sex Hormones on Muscle Protein Turnover”.

Approach

Here is how Professor Hansen approaches the session.

“The mass of skeletal muscle is closely linked to muscle strength and thereby muscle function. Therefore, regulation of muscle mass is of interest for both recreational and competitive athletes and the growing number of elderly people at risk of losing their independence due to impaired ability to perform every day physical tasks. In addition, skeletal muscle is metabolically active and endocrine organ impacts the overallmetabolic health status.

It is evident that modifying lifestyle factors such as physical activity and diet can have a major impact on the regulation of muscle mass.  These extrinsic factors either heighten the degenerative effect of aging on muscle mass or have a neutral or positive impact. Conversely, intrinsic factors such as sex and the sex hormone status may influence the response to extrinsic factors such as exercise.

Initially, Prof. van Loon who will focus on the effect of (in)activity on the regulation of muscle mass in young and aging people. Afterwards, Prof. Phillips will provide insights into the significance of dietary factors on the regulation of muscle mass on the overall body composition. Finally, Assoc. Prof. Hansen will present an overview of the present knowledge regarding the influence of gender and sex hormones on the regulation of skeletal muscle mass.”

#3keythings

  • It is evident that modifying lifestyle factors such as physical activity and diet can have a major impact on the regulation of muscle mass.
  • These extrinsic factors either heighten the degenerative effect of aging on muscle mass or have a neutral or positive impact.
  • Conversely, intrinsic factors such as sex and the sex hormone status may influence the response to extrinsic factors such as exercise.


 

Follow @ECSSCongress on twitter and join the conversation by using #ECSS2018.

See you at 09:45 – 11:15 on Saturday 7 July 2018 in Liffey B at the CCD!

Have you registered for the congress? Find more information here.

 

If you publish anything relating to this content, please send details to our PR Manager so that it can be included in our ECSS in the media section.

Tuulia Hokkanen
PR Manager
Phone: +49 221 9626 2771
Fax:+49 221 9626 2779
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

sport-science.org
www.ecss-congress.eu