Gastroenterology

Strength training ‘recovers lost muscle mass’ from cirrhosis

Supervised progressive resistance training increased muscle strength and size in patients with compensated cirrhosis while also providing beneficial effects on general performance measures, according to a study published in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
“In cirrhosis, muscle strength and muscle mass are reduced and associated with disease severity,” Luise Aamann, MD, PhD, from the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues wrote. “Nutritional supplementation can reverse muscle depletion in cirrhosis; however, nutrition is not sufficient as a sole

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