Want to build muscle? Take a lesson from brawny old mice

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Want to build muscle? Take a lesson from brawny old mice

Study shows that even the elderly can benefit from a new way to regenerate muscle and regain strength

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Scientists have succeeded in reversing muscle loss in old mice in a study that offers hope for healthier ageing in humans. Muscle loss, which affects most people over 50 years old, is associated with an increased risk of injuries and, in the elderly, with a higher risk of death.

The World Health Organisation declared sarcopenia – the gradual and progressive loss of muscle mass, quality and strength – a disease in 2016.

Skeletal muscle makes up about 40% of the body’s tissues and is vital to motions and functions such as heart rate...

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