Feasibility of a high-protein Mediterranean-style diet and resistance exercise in cardiac rehabilitation patients with sarcopenic obesity (PRiMER): Study protocol for a randomised control trial. Study protocol for a randomised control trial

Deaglan McCullough, Richard Kirwan, Tom Butler, Fatima Perez de Heredia, Dick Thijssen, Gregory Y.H. Lip, Joseph Mills, Ian G. Davies

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Abstract

Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is an essential component of long-term recovery following a cardiac event. Typical CR may not be optimal for patients presenting with sarcopenic obesity (SO) who present with reduced muscle mass and elevated adipose tissue, and may indicate greater cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. Resistance exercise and high-protein diets are known to increase muscle mass, while Mediterranean-style diets have been shown to reduce CVD risk. A high-protein Mediterranean-style diet combined with resistance exercise intervention is yet to be trialled in cardiac rehabilitation populations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Nutrition ESPEN
Early online date15 Aug 2021
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Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Aug 2021

Keywords

  • Mediterranean diet
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • high-protein
  • resistance exercise
  • sarcopenic obesity
  • anabolic resistance
  • cardiovascular disease

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