Medical research

Rapamycin may suppress muscle aging and prevent sarcopenia

With life expectancy increasing, age-related diseases are also on the rise, including sarcopenia, the loss of muscle mass due to aging. Researchers from the University of Basel's Biozentrum have demonstrated that a well-known ...

Medical research

Ghrelin may be an effective treatment for age-related muscle loss

The hormone, ghrelin, may help protect the elderly population from muscle loss, according to a study being presented at e-ECE 2020. The study found that administering a particular form of ghrelin to older mice helped to restore ...

Diabetes

Poor glycemic control linked to sarcopenia in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes, poor glycemic control is associated with sarcopenia, according to a study published online May 9 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.

Oncology & Cancer

Pumping iron could save your life

As far back as Ancient Greece, a sculptured physique has been heralded as the pinnacle of physical perfection. But now, researchers from Japan have found that increased muscle mass doesn't just make you look good, it could ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New guidelines for early detection and treatment of sarcopenia

Newcastle University experts are chairing a national session on new guidelines for the early detection and treatment of sarcopenia—a loss of muscle strength that affects many older people in the UK.

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