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Impact of resistance training and protein supplementation on lean muscle mass among childhood cancer survivors (2015)

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Impact of resistance training and protein supplementation on lean muscle mass among childhood cancer survivors

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Researcher:

�Kirsten Ness

Project Description:

Young adults who were treated for cancer during childhood have less overall lean muscle mass than expected for their age. Dr. Ness�s study tests the effects of a weight lifting intervention and dietary protein supplementation on muscle mass, physical well-being and blood markers of overall health. All participants will be asked to do 3-4 sets of two leg and four upper body weight lifting exercises three times per week for six months. One group of the participants will receive a protein supplement to drink daily after breakfast, another group will receive a similar drink without protein, and a third group will serve as control. Before and after the 6 month intervention participants will have a body scan to look at lean muscle mass, be evaluated for their muscle strength and physical abilities and have their blood tested for markers of overall health.

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