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Ask the Expert Interview: Nathan LeBrasseur on Sarcopenia, the protein Myostatin, and Exercise on Next Avenue

Sep 19
2019

Ask the Expert Interview: Nathan LeBrasseur on Sarcopenia, the protein Myostatin, and Exercise on Next Avenue View MoreBACK

AFAR is excited to announce the latest addition to our “Ask the Expert” interview series.

In this exclusive interview, AFAR expert Nathan LeBrasseur, PT, PhD lends his insights on sarcopenia, his research on the protein myostatin, and the benefits of exercise to prevent loss of muscle mass.

Dr. LeBrasseur is a 2002 Glenn/AFAR Scholarship for Research in the Biology of Aging recipient, and a 2019 Vincent Cristofalo Rising Star Award in Aging Research recipient.  He is also a Consultant, Professor, and Co-Chair of Research in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic.

Read Dr. LeBrasseur’s “Ask the Expert” interview here. Read past “Ask the Expert” interviews here.

This interview is also featured on Next Avenue.org as part of our editorial collaboration. Read “Can a Medication-Exercise Combo Head Off Age-Related Muscle Loss?here.


This Next Avenue interview continues an editorial partnership between AFAR and Next Avenue, public media’s first and only national journalism service for America’s booming 50+ population, delivering vital ideas, context and perspectives on issues that matter most as we age.
Explore more interviews and original columns by AFAR Scientific Director Steven N. Austad, PhD on Next Avenue here.





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