|The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effects of an investigational drug, REGN1033, on body composition, muscle strength and function.|
|About the Study|
Sarcopenia refers to muscle wasting associated with aging. Its causes may include disuse, chronic disease, a change in food and nutritional intake, and changes in the way a person’s hormones work. People with sarcopenia often experience a loss of independence, a greater risk of disability and difficulty performing their daily activities. The main treatment of sarcopenia is resistance or strength training that increases muscle strength; no drug treatment has been as effective as exercise (resistance training).
The study drug, REGN1033 is being studied for the treatment of sarcopenia. REGN1033 is an antibody directed against myostatin. Myostatin is a protein produced by muscles which can prevent muscles from getting larger and can lead to muscle wasting in some individuals. An antibody is a protein produced by the body that is used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign objects such as bacteria and viruses.
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Eligible participants in this study will be randomized to 1 of 4 treatment groups (3 study drug groups of different doses and 1 placebo group) and will receive 3 abdominal injections every 2 weeks for a period of 12 weeks. Throughout the study participants will complete strength and function exercise tests, body composition scans, and various safety measures. Participants will also be instructed to begin a simple physical activity/walking program on their own at home during the course of the study. All study-related procedures will be provided at no cost to the participant.
|Earn up to $500 for participation.|
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