News tagged with sarcopenia

Aging impacts epigenome in human skeletal muscle

Our epigenome is a set of chemical switches that turn parts of our genome off and on at strategic times and locations. These switches help alter the way our cells act and are impacted by environmental factors including diet, ...

Nov 20, 2013
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Knockout mouse grows larger, but weaker, muscles

Although muscle cells did not reduce in size or number in mice lacking a protective antioxidant protein, they were weaker than normal muscle cells, researchers from the Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies at ...

Aug 15, 2013
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The paradox of BMI and life expectancy

(Medical Xpress)—Although the medical cost to the community rises as more and more people become obese, there is little adverse association between being overweight and life expectancy, new research has ...

Oct 10, 2012
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Heavy lifting for cancer research

Many patients with advanced cancer suffer from cachexia, a condition also called body-wasting or wasting syndrome, which causes significant weight loss, extreme fatigue and reduces quality of life.

Feb 09, 2012
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