Friday, September 7, 2012

Light Sports and Eating Oily Fish Regularly can Strengthen the Muscles in Old Age

Research conducted by Dr Stuart Gray of the University of Aberdeen showed women aged over 65 years who received omega-3 fatty acids and exercise, have muscles twice as strong as those who consumed olive oil. Gray's team plans to conduct further research with a larger number of respondents to find out exactly the link between fish oil and muscle strength in the elderly.
Some previous studies have linked omega-3, which can be found in some types of fish such as mackerel and sardines, with health benefits. Experts demonstrate the benefits of fish oil as mentioned can reduce your risk of coronary heart disease.
When the age is growing age, the muscle size decreases 0.5-2% per year. A process called sarcopenia causes elderly is difficult to move the limbs.
In the United States 25% of people aged 50-70 years experiencing sarcopenia, while among people aged over 80 years, the proportion is over 50%.
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