Old Muscles Remain Surprisingly Capable of RegenerationA new study shows that old muscles are still capable of regenerating. Learn more about the muscles capability of regeneration even at old age.

“You might recall that in some ways muscle tissue shows a surprising lack of degeneration associated with aging. Not every measure and biological mechanism declines greatly. It’s not all that comforting, as evidently we’re all still aging into frailty regardless, but it does suggest that perhaps a larger fraction of muscle aging than previously thought is under our control, the result of poor lifestyle choices such as sedentary behavior.”

“While the general understanding of muscle regenerative capacity is that it declines with increasing age due to impairments in the number of muscle progenitor cells and interaction with their niche, studies vary in their model of choice, indices of myogenic repair, muscle of interest and duration of studies.” Read more.

 

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