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Building Better Muscles With Green Tomatoes
2014-04-10 05:50:19

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Muscle atrophy, or wasting, is a problem caused by aging and a variety of illnesses and injuries. The surprising answer to this according to a new study from the University of Iowa might be green tomatoes. The research team, led by Christopher Adams, M.D., Ph.D., UI associate professor of internal medicine and molecular physiology and biophysics, used a screening method that previously helped them identify a compound in apple peel as...

2012-08-13 15:54:15

Whether you´re old, have been ill, or suffered an injury, you´ve watched gloomily as your muscles have atrophied. The deterioration of muscle–even slight or gradual–is about as common to the human condition as breathing. Yet despite its everyday nature, scientists know little about what causes skeletal muscles to atrophy. They know proteins are responsible, but there are thousands of possible suspects, and parsing the key actors from the poseurs is tricky. In a new...

2012-06-21 15:34:13

Ursolic acid -- a waxy substance found in apple peel -- increases muscle and brown fat in mice on a high-fat diet: These mice burn more calories and have reduced obesity, pre-diabetes and fatty liver disease than mice not receiving the supplement Obesity and its associated problems such as diabetes and fatty liver disease are increasingly common global health concerns. A new study by University of Iowa researchers shows that a natural substance found in apple peel can partially protect...

2011-06-10 06:38:30

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Researchers say an ingredient in apple peels -- known as ursolic acid -- may help prevent muscle wasting. "Muscle wasting is a frequent companion of illness and aging," Christopher Adams, from the University of Iowa, was quoted as saying. "It prolongs hospitalization, delays recoveries, and in some cases, prevents people from going back home. It isn't well understood, and there is no medicine for it." A team of researchers looked at what happens to gene activity in...

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2011-06-08 13:21:37

Scientists claim that an apple a day helps to boost muscles and fight fat. Researchers discovered that ursolic acid - a waxy substance found in apple peel - has natural body building qualities and could help people stay toned and slender. The scientists found while performing experiments that apples boost muscle growth by up to 15 percent and reduces body fat by over half. According to the new study, it also helps reduce blood sugar levels, cholesterol and harmful fatty acids. Dr....


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