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Evidence supports the fact that multicomponent exercise and β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation are, separately, effective in improving old adult's health and palliate functional metabolic diseases in the elderly. However, the true effect of HMB supplementation combined with a tailored exercise program in frail old adults is still unknown. Thus, the aim of the HEAL study is to assess the effects of the combination of a daily multicomponent exercise and resistance training intervention in addition to HMB supplementation on old adults' health.
Evidence supports the fact that multicomponent exercise and β-hydroxy-β-methylbutyrate (HMB) supplementation are, separately, effective in improving old adult's health and palliate functional metabolic diseases in the elderly. However, the true effect of HMB supplementation combined with a tailored exercise program in frail old adults is still unknown.
Thus, the aim of the HEAL study is to assess the effects of the combination of a daily multicomponent exercise and resistance training intervention in addition to HMB supplementation on old adults' health.
The findings of the HEAL study will help professionals from public health systems to identify cost-effectiveness and innovative actions to improve older people's health and quality of life, and endorse exercise practice in older adults living in nursing homes.
HMB dietary supplementation, Multicomponent physical exercise program
Faculty of Sport Sciences
Universidad de Murcia
Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-02-06T19:08:27-0500
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