Would you or someone you know benefit from being stronger? Researchers are looking for volunteers 65 years and over to participate in a home based diet and exercise program designed to increase muscle strength and function.

Why is the research being done?

Healthy adults lose muscle tissue after the age of 65, due to the normal ageing process. Unfortunately, the loss of muscle mass can lead to increased frailty, higher rates of falls, hospital admissions, reduced quality of life and independence.

This research study will examine whether a strength exercise program in combination with improved nutrition can improve muscle mass, strength or muscle function in an older population.

Who can participate in the research?

Researchers are looking for non-smokers 65 years and older who want to get stronger.

What does this study involve?

The research study involves a home based exercise program and consuming a study drink twice per day. The trial goes for 16 weeks.

Prior to starting, potential participants will be assessed for suitability over the phone and then with a visit at the HMRI clinic. During the trial participants will be managed by a physiotherapist and a dietitian and come to HMRI once a month for assessments.

Click here to download the Participant Information Statement

To find out more or to register your interest please contact Isobel Stoodley – email isobel.stoodley@uon.edu.au or call 02 4985 4563.