Title: Low levels of branched chain amino acids, EPA and micronutrients are associated with low muscle mass, strength and function in community-dwelling older adults
|Authors:||S. ter Borg, Y.C. Luiking, A. van Helvoort, Y. Boirie, J.M.G.A. Schols, C.P.G.M. de Groot|
Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging
This study shows that muscle parameters are associated with blood values of specific amino acids, fatty acids, vitamin D and homocysteine. Results suggest that diet quality, meaning the quality of the dietary protein and fat sources and sufficient micronutrients, may affect muscle health and potentially the prevention of sarcopenia.
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