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Tag: Frailty

Treadmill mouse
A paper published in Aging has detailed how gene therapy has been used to treat sarcopenia in wild-type mice, and the results are positive. A lack of effective treatments As expected with papers of this kind, the researchers begin by discussing frailty and sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle tissue that is associated with decreased...
Flavonoids
In a new prospective cohort study, a higher intake of flavonols, and quercetin in particular, was linked to a significant decrease in the risk of frailty [1]. Flavonoids: not just flavor Flavonoids are a class of polyphenolic compounds that include flavanols, flavonols, flavones, anthocyanins, and some others. Flavonoids are abundant in plant-based foods, including fruits,...
Muscle factor
A paper published today in Nature Aging has shown that a macrophage-regulating factor has a significant impact on muscle regeneration. Healing slows with aging The researchers note two key reasons for the decline of regenerative abilities with aging. The first is stem cell exhaustion, the gradual depletion of stem cells and ensuing lack of functional...
Elderly lifting
Research published in Nature Metabolism has described PCYT2, an enzyme essential for muscle function, and how it declines with aging. A necessary lipid synthesizer in muscle Human beings need PCYT2 as part of the Kennedy pathway to synthesize two critical components of the phosopholipid membrane that surrounds cells [1]. People with genetic deficiencies of PCYT2...
Skiing
In a new study published in Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS) Plus, researchers have shown that participating in such sports as snowboarding and skiing might counteract age-associated proprioception decline [1]. Ankles keep you balanced It is no secret that exercise is one of the key components of lifelong health, which was even...
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...