Created a cure for age-related muscle weakening

The sad fact is that after 35 years, almost everyonea person begins to lose muscle mass and weaken. Of course, this process can be slowed down with the help of physical exercises, but not every person is involved in physical exercise. Especially for those who can not or do not want to keep their body in shape, researchers from the medical department of the University of Texas at Galveston have created a drug to maintain muscle mass. Experimental medicine has already shown its effectiveness and safety in mice.

Scientists have learned that one of the maincauses of muscular dysfunction and adults is the activity of a protein called nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT). Being in the muscle tissues, it causes their weakening, therefore the goal of the researchers was to create a medicine that reduces its activity to a minimum.

It is known that it was successfully created andacts as an inhibitor - a substance that suppresses certain physicochemical processes. It has already been tested on adult mice, which were divided into two groups. The first for several days received medication, and the second - a placebo. As a result, it turned out that in the former the number of functional muscle stem cells increased, while the latter continued to weaken. In general, the muscle strength of the first increased by 70%.

It is noteworthy that the chemical composition of the experimentalanimals remained unchanged - that is, the medicine does not give any side effects. According to Dr. Harshini Neelakantan, an innovative method of treating premature aging can be created on the basis of this substance. Ideally, with the help of it, older people can become faster and stronger, allowing them to lead a more active and independent life.

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