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Study Details

Physical Inactivity and Muscle Health Recovery

(IRB#: IRB_00130232)

Times of physical inactivity such as illness, recovery from surgery, or injury in older adults and those who are overweight may harm muscle health. Research is needed to learn how different markers such as hormones and proteins in the blood and muscle respond to physical activity and recovery. The information we gain may allow us to better design ways to help muscle health when older adults or those who are overweight become physically inactive and have rehabilitation.


  • All genders
  • Over 18 years old
  • Healthy Volunteers
  •   In Person
  • Paid

Who can participate?

 Gender: All genders

  Age: Over 18 years old

  Volunteers: Healthy Volunteers

   Location: In Person

Inclusion Criteria

  • Ages 18 to 35 years old and 60 years and older
  • Good general medical health
  • Can live independently
  • Attend in person at the University of Utah

Exclusion Criteria

  • History of heart, kidney, or liver disease
  • History of stroke with a motor disability such as difficulty moving a part of your body
  • Cancer or history of cancer
  • Currently on a weight-loss diet
  • Pregnant

Will I be paid for my time?


For more information contact:

Micah Drummond


IRB#: IRB_00130232

PI: Micah Drummond


Approval Date: 2020-04-16 06:00:00

Study Categories: Bone and Muscle Studies

Specialties: Physical Therapy

Last Updated: 6/8/23