News tagged with muscle protein

Do you need protein supplements to get ripped?

Many people spend hours in the gym every week and fill up on protein supplements in the quest for a ripped physique, but could all that hard work and money spent on sweet tasting powder be in vain?

Nov 19, 2015
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Slowing down muscle loss in heart failure patients

Patients in advanced states of myocardial insufficiency generally lose their muscle mass and muscle strength. Indeed, that fact has, until now, negatively impacted the clinical course of the disease and has resulted in poor ...

Aug 11, 2015
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Current dietary protein recommendations need updating

New research based on modern techniques suggests that recommendations for protein intake in healthy populations may be incorrect. In a paper just published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, an NRC Research ...

Jul 22, 2015
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A look at D-ribose supplementation in vivo

Routledge is proud to offer a research study with the potential to broaden our understanding of the popular dietary supplement d-Ribose. It is an important supplement for humans and the equine because of its crucial role ...

Jul 14, 2015
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Muscle (from Latin musculus, diminutive of mus "mouse") is the contractile tissue of the body and is derived from the mesodermal layer of embryonic germ cells. Muscle cells contain contractile filaments that move past each other and change the size of the cell. They are classified as skeletal, cardiac, or smooth muscles. Their function is to produce force and cause motion. Muscles can cause either locomotion of the organism itself or movement of internal organs. Cardiac and smooth muscle contraction occurs without conscious thought and is necessary for survival. Examples are the contraction of the heart and peristalsis which pushes food through the digestive system. Voluntary contraction of the skeletal muscles is used to move the body and can be finely controlled. Examples are movements of the eye, or gross movements like the quadriceps muscle of the thigh. There are two broad types of voluntary muscle fibers: slow twitch and fast twitch. Slow twitch fibers contract for long periods of time but with little force while fast twitch fibers contract quickly and powerfully but fatigue very rapidly.

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