Nutritional interventions can help prevent sarcopenia via maintenance of protein homeostasis, protect against inflammation, enhanced mitochondrial function, and reversal of satellite cell dysfunction, a new review describes.
The species of Bifidobacterium longum and Prevotella copri differed significantly in abundance between sarcopenia sufferers and healthy controls in a new study of elderly women, highlighting potential treatment intervention opportunities.
A new randomised clinical trial of a medical food composed of omega-3, leucine, and probiotic Lactobacillus paracasei PS23 has concluded that this could be considered as a treatment for sarcopenia in the elderly.
A group of experts in Asia has finalised 14 consensus statements around muscle health in healthy elderly and those suffering from sarcopenia, including recommendation for protein, leucine, and L-carnitine supplementation.
Multi-ingredient performance supplements (MIPS) improve sports performance, reduce muscular damage, and control hormonal response in elite cyclists, especially when ingested post-workout, according to new research.
Consuming just one cup of leafy green vegetables daily could boost muscle function a study says, which thinks high nitrate consumption is a way to promote lower-limb muscle strength and physical function.
A morning protein shake will slightly reduce energy intake at breakfast and lunch, but not at dinner, and overall energy intake will increase overall, therefore this is an effective method for increasing protein consumption in older men, but not necessarily...
A five-ingredient supplement of whey, micellar casein, creatine, vitamin D3, and omega-3, combined with resistance training, significantly improves lean mass, strength, and overall muscle quality in old age, according to a study of men over 70.
Post-exercise whey protein consumption mitigates muscle damage better than pea protein but the two sources may be comparable when leucine and BCAA levels are alike, according to a new randomised trial.
Mycoprotein, the mushroom derived protein source found in meat replacement products, stimulates muscle growth better than a leucine-matched portion of milk protein, according to a new study in resistance trained men.
Animal sources of protein are more potent than vegan sources for stimulating muscle growth but their significant impact on climate change means plant sources will be key for future diets, researchers will be told later this week as part of an online physiology...
In just over two years, Title IX will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Since the landmark gender-equity law was passed, the number of girls playing high school sports has grown from 294,000 in 1971, to over 3 million in recent years.
Low vitamin D linked to muscle function for over 60s
Recreationally active men who ingested 500 mg of aqueous ashwagandha extract experienced ‘statistically significant improvements’ in average squat power and peak bench press power compared to those who took a placebo.
Supplementing breakfast with a medical nutrition drink of leucine-enriched whey protein, vitamin D, and carbohydrates increased post-meal muscle protein synthesis among older men, researchers at the University of Clermont Auvergne found.
Functional foods could have a key role to play in combating the global rise of the phenomenon of sarcopenic obesity, according to a published report of the proceedings of a recent scientific convention.
Researchers at McMaster University in Canada found that, among overweight subjects, higher dietary protein intake during an energy deficit combined with intense exercise promotes greater lean mass gain and fat mass loss.