Effects of caloric restriction on contraction of skeletal muscle

R. McCarter, B. P. Yu, D. Radicke

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Post-weaning restriction of food intake decreased muscle mass and fiber diameter of 6-month-old male rats but had no effect on the mechanical properties, resting metabolism, ultra-structure and number of muscle fibers of a fast-twitch muscle preparation. The results imply that normal development of skeletal muscle function will not be arrested by the management of obesity using post-weaning restriction of food intake.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-342
Number of pages4
JournalNutrition Reports International
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Food Science
  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology


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