Resistive Training Combined with Nutritional Therapy after Stroke
Alice S. Ryan
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May 2015 -
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DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): Background: Our VA research team has played a prominent role in documenting the significant skeletal muscle atrophy that accompanies chronic hemiparesis after disabling stroke. Muscle volume is reduced by 24% in paretic vs. non-paretic legs, having significant implications for strength, function, fitness, metabolism and general health. Our previous work establishes progressive, high-intensity resistive training (RT) as an effective rehabilitation str...