Are you 70 years of age or older, and having more difficulty walking, rising from a chair or climbing stairs? If so, this may be due to a condition called sarcopenia (i.e., age related weakness). You may be eligible to participate in a research study evaluating a new medicine to treat this condition.
The current recommended treatment for sarcopenia is exercise and nutrition. However, there are also ongoing efforts to find medicines to restore muscle strength and function in people with sarcopenia.
The main purpose of this study is to investigate whether treatment with bimagrumab is able to increase muscle mass and improve physical function more effectively than exercise and nutrition alone in older people with sarcopenia.
The study is being conducted by Prof. Gustavo Duque at the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences and Western Health.
The study has been approved by the Melbourne Health Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC 2015.284).
For further enquiries, please contact:
Ms Kleo Hondros
Phone: (03) 8395 8233
E-mail: khondros [at] unimelb [dot] edu [dot] au