Navigation Links
Women do not recover their muscle strength as fast as men
Date:9/24/2008

HILTON HEAD, SCWomen are four times more likely than men to experience a broken forearm and require a cast (immobilization). To examine whether the effects of casting were similar between the sexes, researchers examined immobilized volunteers for a period of three weeks. They determined that while men were able to regain 99% of their strength within a week of removing the cast, women's strength was still 30% lower when compared to before the cast was applied. These finding may have implications for the treatment of fractures based on gender lines.

The study is believed to be the first report of sex-differences in muscle strength restoration following disuse. It was conducted by Brian C. Clark, Richard L. Hoffman, and David W. Russ of Ohio University, Athens; and Todd M. Manini of the University of Florida, Gainesville. The researchers will discuss their study, "Restoration of Voluntary Muscle Strength Following 3-Weeks of Cast Immobilization Is Suppressed in Women Compared to Men," at the American Physiological Society (APS) (www.The-APS.org) conference, The Integrative Biology of Exercise V. The meeting will be held September 24-27, 2008 in Hilton Head, SC. The journal Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation has also accepted a 'brief report' of this preliminary data for rapid publication.

The Study

Ten healthy volunteers completed three weeks of forearm immobilization (5 females, 5 males; 18-29 years of age). The subjects were fitted with a forearm cast on their non-dominant arm and each persons wrist muscle strength was determined weekly during the immobilization phase, and a week after the casts were removed. The measurements taken prior to the casting were repeated to detect any gender differences that may have developed over the course of splinting or recovery.

Results

The research team found:

  • men's strength had returned
    '/>"/>

Contact: Donna Krupa
DKrupa@The-APS.org
703-967-2751
American Physiological Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Drug could improve pregnancy outcomes in wider range of women with insulin resistance
2. Women more depressed and men more impulsive with reduced serotonin functioning
3. Pregnant women at risk for unnecessary operations due to misdiagnosis of appendicitis
4. Cell response to stress signals predicts tumors in women with common pre-breast cancer
5. Too few women scientists achieving academic leadership positions
6. Gender roles and not gender bias hold back women scientists
7. Women with AIDS face cervical cancer threat
8. New folic acid seal helps women choose enriched grain foods to help prevent birth defects
9. Do attractive women want it all?
10. Womens health-related scientific findings presented by University of Pittsburgh researchers
11. Journal of Womens Health named official journal of American Medical Womens Association
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2015)... 25, 2015  Imagine a tool specifically designed to ... happier life. That,s exactly what USANA,s True Health ... cutting-edge, portable health program provides a personalized approached to ... improve your lifestyle and nutrition. At ... Wednesday night, USANA,s THA was honored with the Industry ...
(Date:6/24/2015)... June 22, 2015 ... addition of the "Huawei Ascend Mate 7 ... to their offering. Huawei,s technological choice ... opposite direction than Apple,s and Samsung,s one. The ... developed by Fingerprint Cards, a main actor in ...
(Date:6/23/2015)... , June 23, 2015  Crossmatch™, a ... authentication solutions, today announced enhanced functionality of its ... solution.  The enhancements build on the native ... DigitalPersona Altus platform and provide expanded mobile ... In today,s environment of increasing cyber-attacks ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):@USANAinc's Personalized Nutrition Program Wins Industry Innovation Award 2Huawei Ascend Mate 7 Fingerprint Sensor - Reverse Costing Analysis 2Crossmatch Releases Enhanced DigitalPersona Altus Advanced Authentication Functionality 2
... an essential part of Mediator, a complex molecular machine that ... The research adds an important link to discoveries that ... cells translate genetic information into the proteins and processes of ... issue of the journal Nature , were reported by ...
... shown that feral, untrained pigeons can recognise individual people ... Researchers, who will be presenting their work at ... on Sunday the 3rd of July, have shown that ... can recognise individuals, probably by using facial characteristics. Although ...
... that the loudest animal on earth, relative to its body ... At 99.2 decibels, this represents the equivalent of listening to ... The frequency of the sound (around 10 kHz) is ... University of Strathclyde, explains one clue as to how loud ...
Cached Biology News:Researchers decipher protein structure of key molecule in DNA transcription system 2Pigeons never forget a face 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015 InferMed ... technology will ... evidence-based clinical s olutions suite   ... and medical information products and services, announced today the acquisition ... decision support (CDS) technology company. InferMed,s Arezzo technology ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... July 1, 2015 R-Japan Co.,Ltd. obtained the license ... of Regenerative Medicine from the Ministry of Health, Labour and ... 2015. The fact that R- Japan ... the auditing from Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) on ... it to provide stem cell manufacturing service to medical institutions. ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... WASHINGTON , June 30, 2015  NASA astronaut ... launch next month on his first mission to the ... interviews from 8 to 9 a.m. EDT Tuesday, July 7. ... Center in Star City, Russia . The ... on NASA Television highlighting his mission training. To ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... ... June 30, 2015 , ... ... does not sacrifice selectivity to achieve faster flow rates in comparison to nylon ... with significant open space to allow easy liquid flow while trapping particulates as ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 2Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 3Elsevier Acquires InferMed, Provider of Clinical Decision Support Technology 4R-Japan Obtained Autologous Stem Cell Manufacturing License from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare 2NASA Astronaut Preps for First Space Station Mission, Available for Media Interviews 2New Nanofiber Membrane Provides Fast, Efficient Filtration 2
... Feb. 28 As the leading distributor ... a business,partnership with Spectra Intelligence which allows ... market analyses through the,MarketResearch.com website., The ... world,easy access to complete product descriptions and ...
... Seeks Exclusion Order Barring Importation of CryoCath,s Cryoablation ... Inc. (Nasdaq:,CRYO), a medical device company focused on ... has filed a formal complaint with the,United States ... has engaged in unfair trade practices by infringing ...
... (Nasdaq: KOSN ) today reported financial results for the,quarter ... the quarter and year ended December 31, 2007 were $9.5,million ... to $4.6,million and $29.5 million, or $0.13 and $0.88 per ... were $5.6 million and $22.7 million for the quarter and ...
Cached Biology Technology:MarketResearch.com Announces Distribution of Spectra Intelligence Research 2CryoCor Requests International Trade Commission Investigation Into CryoCath for Patent Infringement 2CryoCor Requests International Trade Commission Investigation Into CryoCath for Patent Infringement 3Kosan Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results and 2008 Outlook 2Kosan Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results and 2008 Outlook 3Kosan Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results and 2008 Outlook 4Kosan Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results and 2008 Outlook 5Kosan Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Financial Results and 2008 Outlook 6
... Preparation contains a unique β-agarose digesting enzyme ... of intact DNA and RNA from low ... in TAE, TBE, MOPS, or phosphate buffers. ... the TAE, TBE, MOPS, and phosphate electrophoresis ...
Poly A Polymerase catalyzes the addition of AMP to the 3' hydroxyl terminus of RNA. Poly A Polymerase can add poly(C) and poly(U) to RNA but does so with much-reduced efficiency....
... deoxynucleotidyl transferase (TdT) is an intracellular marker ... thymocytes and minor subpopulation of bone marrow ... increased numbers of TdT cells are found ... and lymphomas. Presence of TdT thus provides ...
... GELase™ Agarose Gel-Digesting Preparation contains a ... for simple, quantitative recovery of intact DNA ... agarose gels following electrophoresis in TAE, TBE, ... be digested directly in the TAE, TBE, ...
Biology Products: