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Video Abstract: The Microvasculature and Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging

Video Abstract for the ESSR 46.3 article “The Microvasculature and Skeletal Muscle Health in Aging” from authors Rian Q. Landers-Ramos and Steven J. Prior. Aging and aging-related declines in physical activity are associated with physical and metabolic impairments. Skeletal muscle capillarization is reduced in sedentary older adults, may contribute to impairments in skeletal muscle, and is modifiable by exercise training. This article examines the hypothesis that preservation of skeletal muscle capillarization is essential to maintain metabolism, fitness, and function with aging.

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