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Tag: Frailty

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...
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...