Professor Luc J C Van Loon - Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (Faculty of Health Sciences)
Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor
Luc van Loon is a Professorial Fellow at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, ACU.
He is also a Professor of Physiology of Exercise at the Department of Human Biology and Movement Sciences at Maastricht University Medical Centre.
Luc has an international research standing in the area of skeletal muscle metabolism. Current research in his laboratory focuses on the skeletal muscle adaptive response to exercise, and the impact of nutrition and exercise interventions to modulate muscle metabolism in health and disease. The main research interests of his laboratory include exercise metabolism, sports nutrition, adaptation to endurance and resistance type exercise, and the use of physical activity and/or dietary interventions to improve health in chronic metabolic disease and with ageing. The latter are investigated on a whole-body, tissue, and cellular level, with skeletal muscle as the main tissue of interest.
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IOC consensus statement: dietary supplements and the high-performance athlete, in Br J Sports Med
The 2017 Dutch Physical Activity Guidelines, in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Protein and healthy aging., in Am J Clin Nutr
Circulating cardiac troponin T exhibits a diurnal rhythm., in J Am Coll Cardiol
Protein supplementation increases muscle mass gain during prolonged resistance-type exercise training in frail elderly people: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. , in J Am Med Dir Assoc
Aging, exercise, and muscle protein metabolism., in J Appl Physiol
Combined ingestion of protein and free leucine with carbohydrate increases postexercise muscle protein synthesis in vivo in male subjects. , in Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab