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Effects of exercise and tea catechins on muscle mass, strength and walking ability in community-dwelling elderly Japanese sarcopenic women: A randomized controlled trial.
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PMID:  22935006     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aim:  To investigate the effects of exercise and/or tea catechin supplementation on muscle mass, strength and walking ability in elderly Japanese women with sarcopenia. Methods:  A total of 128 women aged over 75 years were defined as sarcopenic and randomly assigned into four groups: exercise and tea catechin supplementation (n = 32), exercise (n = 32), tea catechin supplementation (n = 32) or health education (n = 32). The exercise group attended a 60-min comprehensive training program twice a week and the tea catechin supplementation group ingested 350 mL of a tea beverage fortified with catechin daily for 3 months. Body composition was determined by bioelectrical impedance analysis. Interview data and functional fitness measurements, such as muscle strength, balance and walking ability, were collected at baseline and after the 3-month intervention. Results:  There were significant group × time interactions observed in timed up & go (P < 0.001), usual walking speed (P = 0.007) and maximum walking speed (P < 0.001). The exercise + catechin group showed a significant effect (odds ratio 3.61, 95% confidence interval 1.05-13.66) for changes in the combined variables of leg muscle mass and usual walking speed compared with the health education group. Conclusions:  The combination of exercise and tea catechin supplementation had a beneficial effect on physical function measured by walking ability and muscle mass. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2012; ••: ••-••.
Hunkyung Kim; Takao Suzuki; Kyoko Saito; Hideyo Yoshida; Narumi Kojima; Miji Kim; Motoki Sudo; Yukari Yamashiro; Ichiro Tokimitsu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-8-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics & gerontology international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1447-0594     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatr Gerontol Int     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2012-8-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101135738     Medline TA:  Geriatr Gerontol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2012 Japan Geriatrics Society.
Research Team for Promoting Independence of the Elderly, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology Kao Corporation, Human Health Care, Tokyo National Institute for Longevity Sciences, Aichi, Japan.
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