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Article title: Skeletal muscle size, function and adiposity with lifelong aerobic exercise

Authors: Toby L. Chambers, Timothy R. Burnett, Ulrika Raue, Gary A. Lee, W. Holmes Finch, Bruce M. Graham, Todd A. Trappe, Scott W. Trappe

From the authors: “This is the first study to examine skeletal muscle size, function and adiposity in women and men in their eighth decade of life that have engaged in lifelong aerobic exercise. The findings reveal sex and upper and lower leg muscle group specific benefits related to skeletal muscle size, function and adiposity and that exercise intensity influences intermuscular adiposity. This emerging cohort will further our understanding of the health implications of maintaining exercise throughout the lifespan.”

This study is highlighted as one of February's "best of the best" as part of the American Physiological Society's APSselect program.

Journal Link: Journal of Applied Physiology