A New Method for Non-Invasive Estimation of Human Muscle Fiber Type Composition
Baguet, Audrey × Everaert, Inge Hespel, Peter Petrovic, Mirko Achten, Eric Derave, Wim #
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PLoS One vol:6 issue:7 pages:-
Background: It has been established that excellence in sports with short and long exercise duration requires a high proportion of fast-twitch (FT) or type-II fibers and slow-twitch (ST) or type-I fibers, respectively. Until today, the muscle biopsy method is still accepted as gold standard to measure muscle fiber type composition. Because of its invasive nature and high sampling variance, it would be useful to develop a non-invasive alternative.