Are you over 50, exercise often, and desperate to boost muscle mass?
Well, you’re in luck! New research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has uncovered that Vitamin C could be the key to bigger, and stronger muscles.
The Findings: Vitamin C and Muscle Mass
According to the research, older people who consume plenty of vitamin C, usually found, in citrus fruits, berries, and vegetables have the best skeletal muscle mass. As people grow old, they tend to lose skeletal muscle mass. This decline in muscle mass can lead to sarcopenia, frailty, and reduced quality of life.
Lead researcher Prof Ailsa Welch, from UEA’s Norwich Medical School revealed that “As people age, they lose skeletal muscle mass and strength. People over 50 lose up to one percent of their skeletal muscle mass each year, and this loss is thought to affect more than 50 million people worldwide.”
After studying a large sample of older Norfolk residents, they discovered that people with the highest amounts of Vitamin C in the food they eat or their blood, had the greatest estimated skeletal muscle mass, compared to those with the lowest amounts.
“We are very excited by our findings as they suggest that dietary vitamin C is important for muscle health in older men and women and may be useful for preventing age-related muscle loss.”
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