The peel of apples can turn elderly people's muscles into those of a young adult after just two months
A chemical found in the peel of apples can turn elderly people's muscles into those of a young adult after just two months of treatment, claim scientists from the University of Iowa.
They said both apple peel and green tomatoes have natural chemical properties which could turn back time for tired older muscles.
Now the researchers hope the discovery could lead to new therapies targeting older adults enabling them to keep fit and active for longer.
Muscle wastage in old age is caused by a protein called ATF4 which changes the formation of genes, starving muscles of the proteins they need to remain strong leading to a loss of mass and, subsequently, strength. More
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Posted by Staff at Thursday, September 10, 2015