Previously, research suggests that Vitamin D may assist in reducing muscle and joint pain in cancer patients, as well as improve muscle performance in overweight people. Among 12 men and women with Vitamin DS deficiency, Sinha Akash, from Newcastle University (United Kingdom), and colleagues investigated phosphocreatine recovery, a marker of muscle fatigue, both priot to and after Vitamin D supplementation. The team found that a 10- to 12-week period of dietary supplementation of Vitamin D significantly improved muscle phosphocreatine recovery. Further, all study subjects reported improvement in symptoms of fatigue. The study authors write that: “[Vitamin D] therapy augments muscle mitochondrial maximal oxidative phosphorylation following exercise in symptomatic, vitamin D deficient individuals,” submitting that: “For the first time, we demonstrate a link between vitamin D and the mitochondria in human skeletal muscle.”
Sinha Akash; Hollingsworth Kieren; Ball Steve; Cheetham Tim. “Improving the vitamin D status of vitamin D deficient adults is associated with improved mitochondrial oxidative function in skeletal muscle.” Endocrine Abstracts, March 1, 2013.
Dietary supplementation of Vitamin D may help to lessen muscle fatigue and improve efficiency, among people with low blood levels of the vitamin.
Worse sleep quality may correlate to increased amyloid deposits in the brain, a marker of Alzheimer's Disease.
Women who take aspirin are at a reduced risk of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
The extract of the Rosemary spice may lower blood glucose and cholesterol levels, as well as assist in weight management, in a laboratory animal model.
Researchers are able to predict survival rates and life expectancy among patients with heart disease, based on the length of the end caps of their chromosomes.
Australian researchers reveal that by targeting a single anti-aging enzyme, there exists the potential to prevent age-related diseases and extend lifespans.
A diet rich in cocoa – containing abundant amounts of flavonol antioxidants, may help to regulate insulin levels, in diabetics.
Non-smokers who are exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke are more likely to develop early signs of heart disease.
Dietary supplementation of omega-3 fatty acids from fish oil may help to protect against skin cancer.
Excess dietary salt may drive the development of multiple sclerosis, psoriasis, and other autoimmune diseases.
Older athletes who engage in endurance training have longer telomere length, and maximal oxygen consumption positively associates with telomere length.
Exercising on watercycling machines helps people who have joint problems such as arthritis, or are overweight, to participate in aerobic activity.
Mesenchymal stem cells prevent post-traumatic arthritis, in a lab animal model.
Johns Hopkins researchers successfully use nanoscale artificial fiber scaffolds to help coax stem cells into developing into cartilage.
Resveratrol improves strength and endurance, in lab models.
Complementary & Alternative Medical (CAM) therapies as an adjunct to conventional medical care improves outcome measures.
Older men and women who regularly practice Tai Chi demonstrate improved expansion and contraction of arteries, as well as improved knee muscle strength.
Not only does lifting weights improve muscle power and promotes cardiovascular health, but doing so enhances quality of life as well.
University of Central Florida (US) team successfully uses stem cells to grow neuromuscular junctions between human muscle cells and human spinal cord cells.
Drinking a leucine-enriched protein drink whilst taking part in endurance exercise may boost muscle synthesis by a third.
Tip #141 - Men – Get Moving
Previous studies have suggested that physical activity decreases the risk of certain cancers. University of California, Los Angeles (USA) researchers have found that men who work in jobs that require a continuous level of high physical effort are at reduced risks of developing prostate cancer. The team compared the physical activity of 392 workers who developed prostate cancer with 1,805 men similarly employed and of similar age. Amongst a group of aerospace workers, 64% of whom were involved in work that required sustained and high levels of physical activity, the odds for prostate cancer were 45% lower, as compared to their less active counterparts.
Don’t underestimate the health benefits of physical activity, be it leisure-time exercise, competitive sports, or at-work exertion. Check with your anti-aging physician to make sure the level of your physical activity is appropriate for your medical needs.