Collagen peptides may help prevent, fight sarcopenia RESEARCH
A study published in the British Journal of Nutrition shows that consuming collagen peptides in combination with resistance training may help fight sarcopenia.
A steady loss of lean muscle mass along with fat mass increase, a condition known as sarcopenia, is one of the hallmarks of aging and means a loss of strength and mobility.
In a double-blind, placebo controlled study, the researchers investigated the effects of collagen peptides on the body composition and muscle strength of 60 men, aged 65 and older, with sarcopenia. The participants were divided into two groups. During the 12 weeks of the study, both groups underwent the same guided resistance training program, with three sessions per week. One group was daily supplemented with placebo, the other with collagen peptides (BodyBalance by Gelita): 15 g given in powder form dissolved in 250 mL water. The participants drank the solution within one hour after the training.
The researchers found that the collagen peptides further increased the benefits of the resistance training in elderly people with sarcopenia. Compared with placebo, participants in the collagen-supplemented group showed a significant increase in fat-free mass and muscle strength, as well as a statistically significant reduction in fat mass.
Vitamin D halts autoimmune diseases
The term “Rheumatology” originates from the Greek term “revma” (“current”), a derivative of the verb “reo” (“circulate”) which designates a movement towards a direction. !
Higher salt intake may increase risk of CVD in those with kidney disease
A study published in JAMA shows that high sodium intake may increase the risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).!
Dietary fiber may play important role in ‘successful aging’
A study published in The Journals of Gerontology shows that eating the right amount of dietary fiber from breads, cereals, and fruits may protect against disease and disability as we age.!
Focus on Healthy Foods, Not Avoiding 'Bad' Ones, for Heart Health
Fewer heart attacks, strokes and deaths seen among those who follow Mediterranean-style eating plan. !