French researchers have recently identified a natural hormone containing muscle regeneration properties. Considered a very important discovery, this hormone could help problems of dependency among older people.
A natural hormone capable of regenerating muscles could be a hit with athletes and other body-building enthusiasts. However according to researchers from INSERM, Paul Sabatier University and the Gérontopôle University Hospital in Toulouse, this hormone could instead be helpful for people who become dependent in old age due to the degenerative loss of muscles.
Sarcopenia (or geriatric syndrome) is the scientific name given to the degenerative loss of muscle mass. As it gets worse, muscular strength and physical performance deteriorates, leading to an almost inevitable stage of physical dependency for older people.
Researchers have organised a clinical trial in 2019 in which elderly people will be tested with apelin. At the same time, medicine manufacturers will take note of their findings to improve the future of dietary supplements able to increase apelin production.
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