Effect of a 40-weeks multicomponent exercise program and branched chain amino acids supplementation on functional fitness and mental health in frail older persons

Adriana Caldo-Silva, Guilherme Eustáquio Furtado, Matheus Uba Chupel, Rubens Vinicius Letieri, Pedro Afonso Valente, Maryam Farhang, Marcelo P Barros, André Luis Lacerda Bachi, Emanuele Marzetti, Ana Maria Teixeira, Alain Massart


Background The ageing process implies several physiological and psychological changes that hence affect the general health, mood states, and quality of life of older persons. Exercise and adequate nutrition are renowned non-pharmacological strategies that significantly delay and alleviate the adverse consequences of the ageing process. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of branched-chain amino acid (BCAA) supplementation and a multicomponent exercise program (ME) on the physical frailty and mood states of older persons. Methods 35 participants (women and men; 83 ± 3 years old) from residential care homes were submitted to a 40-week exercise-washout-retraining intervention (16 weeks of the elastic band based exercise and/or supplementation, 8 weeks of washout, and 16 weeks of multicomponent exercise and/or resupplementing), with or without BCAA supplementation. The experimental …

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Volumen: 155
Editorial: Pergamon Press
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página de inicio: 111592
Notas: WOS Core Collection ISI