Coffee Could Counteract Age-Related Muscle Loss

Coffee Could Counteract Age-Related Muscle Loss
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According to the latest reports, it looks like coffee could help counteract age-related muscle loss. Check out more details about this discovery below.

Coffee could counteract age-related muscle loss

Recent research suggests that a natural compound present in coffee could be an effective solution to combat age-related muscle loss. Our cells’ mitochondria, which serve as powerhouses, play a significant role in maintaining muscle health.

As we age, these cellular components produce less energy, exacerbating the problem of sarcopenia, which is the loss of muscle mass and strength that occurs with age.

Also, with age, the levels of Scientists have found that as we age, our muscles undergo changes that can cause them to weaken and decrease in size.

One factor that contributes to this is a decline in NAD+, a coenzyme that helps cells regenerate and protects them from damage. However, researchers have discovered that NAD+ levels can be increased by consuming certain nutrients, such as L-tryptophan and different forms of vitamin B3. In a recent study published in Nature Metabolism, scientists investigated whether trigonelline, an alkaline compound, could also help reverse age-related changes in muscle health.

The researchers conducted an analysis of the levels of trigonelline in the blood of mice and worms.

They discovered that high levels of this substance were positively associated with muscle strength and function.

On the other hand, low trigonelline levels were linked to sarcopenia, which is the typical loss of muscle size and strength that occurs with aging. Trigonelline is structurally similar to vitamin B3 and is naturally produced in the body, as well as being present in certain foods.

“We discovered that older people with low endogenous levels of trigonelline in their blood lose more muscle mass and strength during aging,” Katharina Fischer, research and development, scientific communications manager at Nestle Research in Switzerland, where the study was conducted, said recently. “We also discovered that trigonelline is a precursor to NAD,” she added.


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Rada Mateescu

Passionate about freedom, truth, humanity, and subjects from the science and health-related areas, Rada has been blogging for about ten years, and at Health Thoroughfare, she's covering the latest news on these niches.

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