Researchers from the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, ACU are looking for participants to take part in a study involving fish oil supplementation and resistance exercise at the Melbourne Campus.
Resistance-based exercise is known to increase muscle size and strength. As we age, our muscles become less responsive to the beneficial effects of resistance exercise, which leads to decreases in muscle size and function; a phenomenon known as sarcopenia. As women generally have less muscle mass than men, symptoms of sarcopenia are often exacerbated and encumber independence. The Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil have emerged with the potential to promote muscle growth especially when combined with resistance exercise. Omega-3 fatty acids have shown to be more efficacious for improving muscle function in older women than men of a similar age. However, the cellular mechanisms regulating these beneficial effects are unknown.
Key pieces of information about this study include:
13 week study
Fish oil supplements provided free of charge
Measures of body composition
Participants are paid for their time
To be eligible for this study, you must be:
Age 50-65 years
Able to perform exercise (e.g. weights or cycling on an exercise bike)
Comfortable with blood collection
Please see the Participant Information Letter for more information.
For more information, contact:
Mr Bill Tachtsis PhD student Bill.firstname.lastname@example.org 0431 599 428
Miss Bridget Radford Research assistantBridget.email@example.com 03 9230 8284