Table 1.

Comparing the effect of limb immobilisation on muscle atrophy in mammals

ReferenceOrganismNumber of days immobilised% Atrophy% Atrophy (normalised to 12 days)
Soares et al. (1993)Mouse41545
Boyes and Johnston (1979)Rat215028
Maier et al. (1976)Guinea pig284318
Nordstrom et al. (1995)Cat42247
Bebout et al. (1993)Dog213117
Veldhuizen et al. (1993)Human28219