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Recovering from osteoarthritis surgery: a joint effort between amino acid supplementation and exercise

Adding amino acid supplementation to mixed-mode exercise may improve pain and preserve muscle compared to exercise alone. More data would be useful, though.

Study under review: Effects of Protein Supplementation Combined with Exercise Training on Muscle Mass and Function in Older Adults with Lower-Extremity Osteoarthritis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

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Does protein supplementation combined with exercise improve muscle mass and functional outcomes in older adults with lower-limb osteoarthritis (OA)?

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