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Oct
14
2015

Could Compounds in Green Tomatoes and Apples Help Reduce Muscle Loss?

apples and tomatoesScientists at the University of Iowa say they have found the first example of a protein, called ATF4, that could cause aging-related muscle atrophy and weakness. The experts also made another discovery: Natural compounds in green tomatoes and apples... Read more »

Jun
29
2015

Dr. Roger Fielding Gives an Update on Sarcopenia Research

Roger A. Fielding, Ph.D., offers an honest take when he talks about the future of sarcopenia research. As the director of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory (NEPS) at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center... Read more »

Jun
18
2015

Learn about the Pepper Centers 

The National Institute on Aging's Pepper Centers are a group of 14 nationwide locations that "support biomedical research leading to maintenance of functional independence into older age.” Among the earliest research was the LIFE study, which focuses on how to preserve physical... Read more »

Jun
15
2015

Study Explores Possible Links between Diet/Exercise and Muscle Loss

3fab640a-adff-4390-ba24-004802f6da68 Researchers at the University of Southampton carried out a comprehensive review of the combined diet and exercise training trials of women and men ages 65 and over. Their goal? To learn more about how diet and exercise could prevent muscle loss. Their... Read more »

Jun
9
2015

Newly Discovered Small-Molecule Drug Could ‘Perk Up’ Aging Muscle Tissue

The discovery of a small-molecule drug by experts at UC Berkeley may offer hope for interventions that would rejuvenate aging muscle tissue.  In tests, the drug “perked up” old stem cells in the muscles and brains of mice.  “We established that you... Read more »

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