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Researchers identify promising model for studying human aging

There are many components to aging, both mental and physical. When it comes to the infrastructure of the human body—the musculoskeletal system that includes muscles, bones, tendons and cartilage—age-associated decline ...

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Getting the most benefit from ab exercises

(HealthDay)—Men and women alike want defined abs. But you don't have to achieve a "six-pack"—the nickname for the three most visible pairs of abdominal muscles—to get the benefits of a stronger middle, needed to support ...

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At 75, would Popeye still be able to take on Bluto?

If Popeye were to age naturally like the rest of us, he would need more than just big muscles to stay independent during his senior years. When it comes to muscles and aging, the important thing is quality, not quantity, ...

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Study discovers that stem cell senescence drives aging

Declining levels of the protein BubR1 occur when both people and animals age, and contribute to cell senescence or deterioration, weight loss, muscle wasting and cataracts. Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that adult progenitor ...

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