Post-workout muscle building and repair blunted in obese adults, study finds

A team including, from left, doctoral student Colleen McKenna, undergraduate student Elizabeth Poozhikunnel and kinesiology and community health professor Nicholas Burd found that post-workout muscle building and repair is blunted in adults with obesity. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

Editor’s notes:
To reach Nicholas Burd, call 217-333-2461; email naburd@illinois.edu.

The paper “Altered anabolic signaling and reduced stimulation of myofibrillar protein synthesis after feeding and resistance exercise in people with obesity” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

Source: Illinois NEWS BUREAU

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Post-workout muscle building and repair blunted in obese adults, study finds
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Post-workout muscle building and repair blunted in obese adults, study finds
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Obesity is associated with a host of health problems, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. According to a new study reported in the Journal of Physiology, obesity also diminishes a person’s ability to build muscle after engaging in resistance exercise.