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Does creatine supplementation improve functional capacity in elderly women?
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PMID:  16503684     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of short-term (7 days) oral creatine supplementation (0.3 in elderly women during exercise tests that reflect functional capacity during daily living tasks. We assessed several indices of endurance capacity (1-mile walk test, gross mechanical efficiency, ventilatory threshold, and peak oxygen intake determined during cycle-ergometry) and lower-extremity functional performance (time to complete sit-stand test). Subjects were assigned to a creatine (n = 10; age 67 +/- 6 years) or placebo (n = 6; age 68 +/- 4 years) group. We found a significant improvement only after creatine loading in the sit-stand test (placebo: 9.7 +/- 0.9 seconds for pretest and 9.3 +/- 0.7 seconds for posttest, p > 0.05; creatine: 10.0 +/- 0.7 seconds for pretest and 8.8 +/- 1.1 seconds for posttest). Significance was recorded at p < 0.05 for the interaction effect (group [creatine, placebo] x time [pretest, posttest]). In elderly women, short-term oral creatine supplementation does not improve endurance capacity but increases the ability to perform lower-body functional living tasks involving rapid movements.
Silvia Cañete; Alejandro F San Juan; Margarita Pérez; Félix Gómez-Gallego; Luis M López-Mojares; Conrad P Earnest; Steven J Fleck; Alejandro Lucia
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1064-8011     ISO Abbreviation:  J Strength Cond Res     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-01     Completed Date:  2006-07-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9415084     Medline TA:  J Strength Cond Res     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  22-8     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
Universisad Europea de Madrid, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Activities of Daily Living*
Administration, Oral
Aged, 80 and over
Creatine / therapeutic use*
Dietary Supplements*
Exercise Test*
Lower Extremity / physiology
Middle Aged
Oxygen Consumption / physiology
Physical Endurance / physiology
Single-Blind Method
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