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After a stroke: The expanding role of exercise in promoting recovery

After a stroke: The expanding role of exercise in promoting recovery | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Researchers have been investigating exercise and its effect on many health concerns. In this study, they found that exercise can help stroke victims regain function, even years after they are stricken.

 

The movement therapy helps balance and circulation, addressing both the upper and lower body. Some of the details of the findings surprised scientists.

 

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Potential for Combating Loss of Muscle Mass

Potential for Combating Loss of Muscle Mass | Longevity science | Scoop.it

Myostatin  is a muscle-inhibiting protein. There is evidence that the gene responsible for this protein is involved with the loss of muscle mass that human experience with age.

 

In a mouse experiment, researchers found that “Mice with the myostatin gene removed grow more muscle." Using this knowledge, scientists have been working on therapies to combat muscle loss.

 

Here is another confirmation that myostatin is involved in age-related changes in muscle mass and strength via its effect on stem cells...

 

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