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Testosterone suppression does not exacerbate disuse atrophy and impairs muscle recovery that is not rescued by high protein
journal contributionposted on 2020-07-01, 00:00 authored by E D Hanson, Andrew BetikAndrew Betik, C A Timpani, J Tarle, X Zhang, A Hayes
Low testosterone levels during skeletal muscle disuse did not worsen declines in muscle mass and function, although hypogonadism may attenuate recovery during subsequent reloading. Diets high in casein did not improve outcomes during immobilization or reloading. Practical strategies are needed that do not compromise caloric intake yet provide effective protein doses to augment these adverse effects.