Table 3

Mean (SD) T2 values for the three muscle groups in each of the age groups. Averages are taken over both legs as there was no apparent effect of training. Overall in each muscle p<0.001 and only in TA was there no significant change between middle age and elderly

YoungMiddle agedElderly
TA/ms25.6 (2.2)27.4 (2.6)27.2 (2.8)
SOL/ms33.2 (1.3)35.3 (1.5)37.6 (2.9)
GML/ms32.1 (1.3)34.1 (1.7)36.0 (2.9)
  • SOL, soleus; TA, tibialis anterior.