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Abstract #0087

Increased muscle BOLD following exercise training in older adults

Jill M Slade1, Anne Tonson2, David Hurley1, Mitchell Rozman1, George S Abela3, and Ronald A. Meyer2

1Radiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States, 2Physiology, Michigan State University, 3Medicine, Michigan State University

Functional MRI (BOLD) of skeletal muscle was used to evaluate changes in microvascular function before and after aerobic exercise training in older adults. Peak BOLD responses increased by ~30% after exercise training, supporting the use and sensitivity of BOLD MRI to assess changes in microvascular function.

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