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Tag: Frailty

Teeth and muscles
Researchers publishing in The Lancet have found a relationship between poor oral health and weaker muscles in people who are at least 70 years old. An established health link We have previously reported on the relationship between disease and oral health, specifically diabetes, and research has discussed its relationships to walking speed [1] and vascular...
Walking Seniors
In a new study published in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Japanese researchers have shown that astaxanthin supplementation improves endurance in healthy older adults [1]. Muscles succumb to oxidative stress Aging leads to reduced muscle strength and endurance. Currently, exercising is the only method to slow down these processes, but it is...
Elderly falls
In a new longitudinal study published in European Geriatric Medicine, the researchers have shown that people experiencing moderate to severe pain in multiple sites have an increased risk of falls, particularly in middle age [1]. Aging and falls In one's youth, falling doesn't seem dangerous and might be enjoyable; people talk about falling into fluffy...
Mouse running
A team of researchers publishing through Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute has described an association between the peptide ghrelin and skeletal muscle aging in mice [1]. An appetite stimulant with potential side effects Ghrelin is a peptide containing 28 amino acids. Its main function is to stimulate the appetite through receptors in the hypothalamus [2], but...
Elderly poverty
Scientists have shown that social frailty – a composite index based on income level, household status, and social activity – significantly affects all-cause mortality in the elderly, with poverty being the predominant factor [1]. There is more than one way to be frail Physical frailty is a known companion of aging and a major risk...
Muscle DNA
In a new study published in Journal of Nanobiotechnology, researchers prevented muscle atrophy both in vitro and in vivo by delivering a CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system packaged in engineered extracellular vesicles [1]. When just using it doesn’t quite cut it Aging is accompanied by the loss of muscle mass, also known as sarcopenia, which deteriorates...

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