Resistance training, creatine and protein in frail elderly
Frailty represents one of the most common public issues currently, causing muscle dysfunction and body composition disturbances. Evidence shows beneficial effects of resistance training, protein supplementation and creatine supplementation in frail older adults. However, studies combining and comparing the effects of all 3 are lacking.
No significant between-group differences were found. Significant improvements were found in both groups for all muscle function assessments, with an improvement on at least two out of three assessments for each individual participant. No significant improvements were found in body composition or bone mineral density. Adherence to the supplementations was 100%, with no reported severe adverse effects.
Collins et al., J Frailty Aging 5 (2017) 126-134.