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Table 1 Subject characteristics

From: Aging impairs contraction-induced human skeletal muscle mTORC1 signaling and protein synthesis

  Younger Older
Subjects, n (M:F) 16 (8:8) 16 (8:8)
Characteristicsa   
   Age, years 27 ± 2 70 ± 2d
   Weight, kg 70.2 ± 3.1 66.9 ± 3.0
   Height, cm 167.2 ± 3.0 165.9 ± 2.5
   BMI b, kg/m2 25.1 ± 0.9 24.2 ± 0.6
   Body fat, % 28.3 ± 2.2 31.5 ± 2.0
   Lean mass, kg 48.4 ± 3.2 43.7 ± 2.7
   Bilateral leg extension 1RM c, kg 92.9 ± 9.0 62.4 ± 5.6d
   1RM/lean mass 1.9 ± 0.1 1.4 ± 0.1d
  1. aValues are means ± SE.
  2. bBMI; = body mass index,
  3. c1RM; = 1 repetition maximum.
  4. dSignificantly different from younger group (P < 0.05).