News tagged with muscle strength
(HealthDay)—Vitamin D supplements may help those with Crohn's disease overcome the fatigue and decreased muscle strength associated with the inflammatory bowel disease, according to new research.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 1
(HealthDay)—Lower levels of abdominal muscle strength and cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) in youth are independently associated with adverse levels of fasting insulin, insulin sensitivity, and β-cell function ...
Diabetes Apr 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered that eating mushrooms containing Vitamin D2 can be as effective at increasing and maintaining vitamin D levels (25–hydroxyvitamin D) as taking ...
Health Apr 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—One in three people with rheumatoid arthritis, regardless of their age, will fall once or more times a year, according to a new University of Manchester study.
Arthritis & Rheumatism Apr 11, 2013 | 1 / 5 (1) | 0
(HealthDay)—The days and weeks after hospital discharge are a vulnerable time for people, with one in five older Americans readmitted within a month—often for symptoms unrelated to the original illness.
Health Jan 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Low muscle strength in adolescence is strongly associated with a greater risk of early death from several major causes, suggests a large study published on the British Medical Journal website today.
Health Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
For people experiencing first-time symptoms of Bell's palsy, steroid pills very likely are the most effective known treatment for recovering full strength in the facial muscles, according to a guideline published in the November ...
Neuroscience Nov 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Physical exercise improves gait speed, muscle strength, fitness in patients with Parkinson's disease
Physical exercise, including treadmill, stretching and resistance exercises, appears to improve gait speed, muscle strength and fitness for patients with Parkinson disease (PD), according to a report of a randomized clinical ...
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Adults with cerebral palsy may be able to reduce declines in muscle strength, improve function, and reduce cardiovascular and metabolic disease by avoiding sedentary behavior and engaging in ...
Overweight and Obesity Nov 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Boosting the activity of a vitamin-sensitive cell adhesion pathway has the potential to counteract the muscle degeneration and reduced mobility caused by muscular dystrophies, according to a research team led by scientists ...
Medical research Oct 23, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Just six months of exercise can improve memory, language, thinking and judgment problems by almost 50 per cent, says a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
Cardiology Oct 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Free bus passes for over-60s may be encouraging older people to be more physically active, say the authors of a study published today in the American Journal of Public Health.
Health Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Presented last week at the British Science Festival, a new study by University of Aberdeen scientists will examine if the consumption of fish oil combined with weight training exercises could help protect ...
Health Sep 10, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0
(HealthDay) -- This summer, thrill-seekers will test their bravery on extreme roller-coaster rides -- twisting, flipping and spinning, all while trying to keep their lunch down.
Health Jul 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A new study to be presented at the Society for Experimental Biology meeting on June 30 has shown that caffeine boosts power in older muscles, suggesting the stimulant could aid elderly people to maintain their strength, reducing ...
Health Jun 28, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0
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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