Gut microbiota has a key role in mechanisms associated with muscle strength among the elderly

Researchers from Tufts University and the Harvard Medical School found that the gut microbiota may be involved in mechanisms affecting muscle strength in the elderly. The team examined healthy and unhealthy older adults and found that the two groups have a distinct profile of gut bacteria. Further experiments with mice demonstrated a link between the gut microbiota and muscle strength. … Continue reading Gut microbiota has a key role in mechanisms associated with muscle strength among the elderly

Study: The health of your gut microbiome influences muscle strength

The gut microbiome affects muscle strength, found a study published in the journal Experimental Gerontology. Researchers from Tufts University said that the gut microbiome — the community of microorganisms living in the digestive tract — helps increase or decrease muscle strength depending on the amount of certain bacteria. The findings of the study benefit not only athletes but also older … Continue reading Study: The health of your gut microbiome influences muscle strength

Can intermittent fasting lower your risk of osteoporosis?

Fasting can improve reproductive and mental health, as well as lower the risk of musculoskeletal disorders in women, according to a recent review published in the Journal of Mid-Life Health. Researchers from the National Institute of Naturopathy in India found evidence that fasting not only prevents metabolic disorders, but it also improves bone health. The researchers used the term “fasting” to … Continue reading Can intermittent fasting lower your risk of osteoporosis?

Don’t be lazy: A quick, brisk walk every day can stave off disability in later life

Regular physical exercise offers many health benefits. But even something as simple as 10 minutes of brisk walking daily can help prevent disability in older adults with arthritis pain. According to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine,brisk walking can also help lower their risk of suffering from pain or stiffness in the knee, hip, ankle or … Continue reading Don’t be lazy: A quick, brisk walk every day can stave off disability in later life

Could a simple vitamin be an anti-aging tool?

Many factors contribute to the aging process. In particular, oxidative damage is said to be the leading cause of aging. However, scientists may have just found a way to slow down aging. In a research published in the journal Nature Communications, researchers found that niacinamide or vitamin B3 can protect against oxidative damage and delay the onset … Continue reading Could a simple vitamin be an anti-aging tool?