Category: muscles

Greater Muscle Strength Means Better Cognitive Function for Older People

Summary: A new study reports greater muscle strength is associated with better cognitive function in older adults. However, handgrip strength was not associated with improved cognitive function. Source: University of Eastern Finland. Greater muscle strength is associated with better cognitive function in ageing men and women, according to a new Finnish study. The association of

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Neuromuscular disease

Neuromuscular disease is a very broad term that encompasses many diseases and ailments that impair the functioning of the muscles, either directly, being pathologies of the voluntary muscle, or indirectly, being pathologies of nerves or neuromuscular junctions.[1][2] Neuromuscular diseases are those that affect the muscles and/or their direct nervous system control, problems with central nervous

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Mitochondrial function between the heart and skeletal muscles and biomarkers of Heart Failure

Heart failure (HF) is a chronic and devastating illness becoming an increasingly important burden on the health care system. Reduced exercise tolerance is an independent predictor of hospital readmission and mortality in patients with HF [1], and is thought to be a therapeutic target [2]. Although central factors such as ejection fraction (EF) or cardiac

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Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factor Formula

Alzheimer’s Risk Factor, formula by Connie Dello Buono , ©12Sept2016 Assumption: Female, over 60yrs of age, on western diet, lives in Northern hemisphere, have families with cancer, diabetes and dementia, prone to allergies (lack zinc), digestive disorders, high dairy and sugar consumption (low magnesium and calcium,iron) and had used some medications in the past Alzheimer’s

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Muscle health is brain health

Electrical impedance myography, or EIM, is a non-invasive technique for the assessment of muscle health that is based on the measurement of the electrical impedance characteristics of individual muscles or groups of muscles. The technique has been used for the purpose of evaluating neuromuscular diseases both for their diagnosis and for their ongoing assessment of

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