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University of Iowa study finds causes of age-related muscle weakness

Published on 14th Sep 2015

Published on 14th September 2015

According to the senior study author, Christopher Adams, M.D., Ph.D., professor of internal medicine in the UI Carver College of Medicine, “many of us know from our own experiences that muscle weakness and atrophy are big problems as we become older.”

His team of researchers recently demonstrated that 2 compounds, ursolic acid and tomatidine, dramatically reduce age-related muscle weakness and atrophy in mice. Adams' company is working on ways to use these compounds to help solve age-related muscle wasting.

Read the full study @ Journal of Biological Chemistry