Healthy aging depends on a variety of factors, one of them being correlated with musculoskeletal health (muscular and skeletal systems). Research is showing that osteosarcopenia (the presence of osteoporosis and sarcopenia) is emerging as a serious global health burden for aging populations.
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A new study conducted found that mitochondria bioenergetics dysfunction is key in the development of sarcopenia and that the condition could be managed by improving mitochondria function.
For all stages of life, maintaining muscle mass and muscle function is vital for your quality of life. Research is showing that building muscle can do more than just make you stronger, it can improve the way your body processes food to help prevent diabetes, lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic diseases, and even improve mental health.
Skeletal muscle mass in relation to 10-year cardiovascular disease incidence among middle aged and older adults: the ATTICA study
While it is already known that skeletal muscle mass declines with increasing age, this study aimed to evaluate the relationship between skeletal muscle mass and 10-year cardiovascular disease incidence in healthy 45+ adults. Findings from this study support the importance of skeletal muscle mass in the prediction of long-term cardiovascular disease risk among middle aged and older adults without any pre-existing cardiovascular disease.
Research has shown that low vitamin D levels in adults aged 60 years and over are linked to impaired muscle strength and performance.
After age 30, you may begin to lose 3-5% of muscle mass per decade. In this series, the Try Guys wear a body suit developed by MIT that simulates an elderly adult and the physical changes that occur as you age.