(University of Massachusetts Amherst) From arthritis and heart failure to diabetes and menopause, many conditions are associated with muscle weakness and increased fat deposits. Now a multidisciplinary team of researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst is applying a unique approach to examine the effects of fat tissue on skeletal muscle structure and function in young and older men and women.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/uoma-hdf121619.php