Research Invitation for Women aged 70+

An invitation for women aged 70+ to take part in a research project about healthy ageing.

Dr Ellie Lunt, at the School of Medicine is looking to recruit healthy women aged 70 years and over to take part in her study. She is exploring how our muscles change as we age.

It’s a one-off visit which should last no more than an hour and you can claim back parking and transport costs.

Please see details on the poster and the additional information below:-

Comparison study poster

Background and aim

We know that as we age, muscle shrink and weaken. This also occurs when we are unable to walk or move normally (known as immobility). If we are immobile and older it can take our muscle much longer to get back to normal when we are active again than it does in younger people.

This study is part of a bigger study looking at muscle loss and weakness in older people with frailty when they are immobile following a broken bone and how they recover. The aim of this part of the study is to find out how muscles are affected by ageing when people are in good health and able to walk independently or using a stick. We are measuring muscle size and strength in healthy older and younger people to compare differences seen as we age. We will compare these to our patient group to find out more about frailty, falls and muscle loss with ageing. The information will be used to plan interventions for our patient group.

What does the study involve?

Attend the laboratory for one visit.

Liz Attenborough/ David Rose can supply more details if required.

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