Could cola substance treat muscular dystrophy?Passive and active exercises improve regeneration, but a recent study tells us that a certain substance  found in soda or caramelized sugar improves muscle regeneration. Find out if cola substances really treats muscular dystrophy.

“Researchers have discovered that a trace substance found in caramelized sugar and cola improves regeneration in mice suffering from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).

Scientists from the Reyes and Ruohola Baker laboratories at the University of Washington discovered that when the sugar substance, a small molecule called 2-acetyl-4(5)-tetrahydroxybutyl imidazole (THI), was injected into mice suffering from the muscular disease, muscle regeneration was improved.

Muscular dystrophy is a term for a number of hereditary, progressive degenerative muscle disorders. It affects skeletal muscles and can often affect other organ systems.

DMD is the most common form of the disorder, mainly affecting boys, and onset of the disorder is usually between 3 and 5 years of age.” (Read more)