Navigation Links
Muscle: 'Hard to build, easy to lose' as you age
Date:9/11/2009

Have you ever noticed that people have thinner arms and legs as they get older? As we age it becomes harder to keep our muscles healthy. They get smaller, which decreases strength and increases the likelihood of falls and fractures. New research is showing how this happens and what to do about it.

A team of Nottingham researchers has already shown that when older people eat, they cannot make muscle as fast as the young. Now they've found that the suppression of muscle breakdown, which also happens during feeding, is blunted with age.

The scientists and doctors at The University of Nottingham Schools of Graduate Entry Medicine and Biomedical Sciences believe that a 'double whammy' affects people aged over 65. However the team think that weight training may "rejuvenate" muscle blood flow and help retain muscle for older people.

These results may explain the ongoing loss of muscle in older people: when they eat they don't build enough muscle with the protein in food; also, the insulin (a hormone released during a meal) fails to shut down the muscle breakdown that rises between meals and overnight. Normally, in young people, insulin acts to slow muscle breakdown. Common to these problems may be a failure to deliver nutrients and hormones to muscle because of a poorer blood supply.

The work has been done by Michael Rennie, Professor of Clinical Physiology, and Dr Emilie Wilkes, and their colleagues at The University of Nottingham. The research was funded by the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) as part of ongoing work on age-related muscle wasting and how to lessen that effect.

Research just published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition compared one group of people in their late 60s to a group of 25-year-olds, with equal numbers of men and women. Professor Rennie said "We studied our subjects first before breakfast and then after giving them a small amount of insuli
'/>"/>

Contact: Professor Michael Rennie
michael.rennie@nottingham.ac.uk
44-133-272-4603
University of Nottingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. The memories you want to forget are the hardest ones to lose
2. Breaking Up Is Not So Hard to Do
3. Richard Greco Joins Mediware Board
4. New Report: Dangerous Drug Side Effects and Deaths Doubled Since 1998... Seniors Hit Hardest
5. Partners Rx Chief Pharmacy Officer, Richard Bullard on Panel Discussion at the Fall 2007 Managed Markets Summit (MMS) in Phoenix, AZ.
6. Verizon Introduces Broadband Video Call Center Link for Deaf or Hard-of-Hearing Customers in Mid-Atlantic Region
7. Healthcare Veteran Richard Findlay Joins Diamond Management & Technology Consultants as Partner
8. Governor Rendell Appoints Dr. Richard Snyder of Independence Blue Cross to Chronic Care Commission
9. Donation of $15,000 and Hard Work Allows a Family in Need to Move into New Home
10. Stressful Jobs Hard on the Heart
11. Richard L. Antoine to Retire as P&Gs Global HR Officer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... 06, 2015 , ... Acara Partners, a leading business team ... its complimentary educational webinar series for the summer of 2015. ... their clients through targeted marketing, sales, digital communications, branding and business development programs. ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... The Asian-Pacific market for rheumatoid arthritis therapeutics ... to grow at a CAGR of over 3.2 percent in the years to come ... to be mainly spurred by an anticipated launch of a number of promising pipeline ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... doTERRA, the leading global ... executive management team. Most recently, Jowers held the position as Director of the Hinckley ... After spending a decade building the institute, Jowers states that he was ready for ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... ... July 06, 2015 , ... Seedstock today announced Pierre ... address at the 4th Annual Seedstock Sustainable Agriculture Conference – “Innovation and the Small ... , held at the University of California-San Diego, will explore solutions and methodologies that ...
(Date:7/6/2015)... Bay, Florida (PRWEB) , ... July 06, 2015 , ... ... facility on Monday, July 6. The newly constructed urgent care center will serve residents ... services. , In addition to being MD Now’s 22nd South Florida location, the new ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Acara Partners Announces Complimentary Educational Webinar Series for Cosmetic Medical Practices and MedSpas 2Health News:Acara Partners Announces Complimentary Educational Webinar Series for Cosmetic Medical Practices and MedSpas 3Health News:APAC Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapeutics Market to Reach Value of USD 6.9 Billion by 2021, Says GBI Research in Its New Report Now Available at MarketPublishers.com 2Health News:doTERRA Welcomes Kirk Jowers to Its Executive Team 2Health News:doTERRA Welcomes Kirk Jowers to Its Executive Team 3Health News:doTERRA Welcomes Kirk Jowers to Its Executive Team 4Health News:Seedstock Names Go Green Agriculture Founder and CEO as 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Conference Keynote Speaker 2Health News:Seedstock Names Go Green Agriculture Founder and CEO as 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Conference Keynote Speaker 3Health News:Seedstock Names Go Green Agriculture Founder and CEO as 2015 Sustainable Agriculture Conference Keynote Speaker 4Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Opens its Fourth Miami-Dade County Facility in Cutler Bay 2Health News:MD Now Urgent Care Opens its Fourth Miami-Dade County Facility in Cutler Bay 3
... , , , WASHINGTON, ... Produce Safety Project: , , We commend the FDA ... The proposed guidance documents put out for comment today address three ... these documents quickly. We also look forward to the agency,s next ...
... ... in Webinar Series on "How Generation and Gender Impact Physician Engagement" , ... Charlotte, N.C. (Vocus) July 31, 2009 -- ... in Physician Engagement." The free hour-long ,webinar will be broadcast on Wednesday, August ...
... SHENZHEN, China, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... announced today that its,registration dossier for MEVAC-DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus ... consideration,of the experts in Thai FDA. The sample analysis ... , Mr. Terry Yuan CEO ...
... , COLUMBIA, S.C., July 31 Amid rising ... benefits of including international medical travel coverage in their employee ... possible risks associated with offering such options. , , ... Global Healthcare Inc. today announced an agreement with an insurer ...
... skills, researchers say , FRIDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) ... should learn cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Austrian researchers say. , In ... life-support training, 86 percent of the children performed CPR correctly ... to the report published online in the journal Critical ...
... , , , ... Language Line Services , the leading provider of ... evening, July 23rd at a Recognition and Awards Banquet at Bellevue University, ... Wray, President of the Nebraska Association for Translators & Interpreters (NATI), said, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Webinar on "Physician Engagement - Diagnosing Generational Differences" Presented by Morehead Associates 2Health News:Webinar on "Physician Engagement - Diagnosing Generational Differences" Presented by Morehead Associates 3Health News:Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Thai Registration Dossier 2Health News:Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Thai Registration Dossier 3Health News:New Policies Protect Employers, Workers Who Choose Global Health Care 2Health News:Even 9-Year-Olds Can Learn CPR 2Health News:Language Line Services Honored by Nebraska Association for Translators & Interpreters (NATI) 2Health News:Language Line Services Honored by Nebraska Association for Translators & Interpreters (NATI) 3
(Date:7/4/2015)... , Spanje, July 4, 2015 ... harsmicrosferen aan eerstelijns chemotherapie voor patiënten met ... (mCRC) verlengt de progressievrije overleving in dat ... gemetastaseerde colorectale kanker (mCRC) die alleen binnen ... gezien in progressievrije overleving (PFS) in de ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... , July 4, 2015 A ... of hypertension, diabetes and thyroid disorders in Central and ... educational platforms and a major conference dedicated to these ... Manage Diabetes Online , Manage Hypertension Online ... developed and operated by EXCEMED - combine ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... A global continuing medical education ... thyroid disorders in Latin America ... dedicated to these diseases.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150630/227033) ... Manage Hypertension Online and Manage Thyroid Online ... - combine the world,s top expertise with dynamic ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Nieuwe SIRFLOX onderzoeksgegevens gepresenteerd op World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 2Nieuwe SIRFLOX onderzoeksgegevens gepresenteerd op World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 3Nieuwe SIRFLOX onderzoeksgegevens gepresenteerd op World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 4Nieuwe SIRFLOX onderzoeksgegevens gepresenteerd op World Congress of Gastrointestinal Cancer 5Combating Three Major Chronic Diseases in Central and South-East Asia With Medical Education 2Combating Three Major Chronic Diseases in Latin America With Medical Education 2
... May 10th, 2007 - Antisense,Pharma, a German biopharmaceutical ... announced, that data from the,Phase IIb-study with AP ... 43rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of,Clinical ... Illinois,U.S.A, from June 1st - 5th. , In ...
... NICE Appraisal Committee concludes that alteplase is clinically,and ... 2007 – A new clinical appraisal,published by the ... the UK has recommended the use of alteplase,for ... based on,its clinical and cost effectiveness compared with ...
Cached Medicine Technology:2007 ASCO Annual Meeting: Clinical Results on Phase IIb-study with,AP 12009 in Anaplastic Astrocytoma selected for Poster Discussion 22007 ASCO Annual Meeting: Clinical Results on Phase IIb-study with,AP 12009 in Anaplastic Astrocytoma selected for Poster Discussion 3Actilyse (alteplase) Recommended by National Institute for Health,and Clinical Excellence for Treatment of Acute Ischaemic Stroke 2Actilyse (alteplase) Recommended by National Institute for Health,and Clinical Excellence for Treatment of Acute Ischaemic Stroke 3Actilyse (alteplase) Recommended by National Institute for Health,and Clinical Excellence for Treatment of Acute Ischaemic Stroke 4Actilyse (alteplase) Recommended by National Institute for Health,and Clinical Excellence for Treatment of Acute Ischaemic Stroke 5
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: