The sad fact is — after 35 years, almost everyone begins to lose muscle mass and weaken. Of course, this process can be slowed down with exercise, but exercise does not everyone. Especially for those who can not or do not want to keep your body in shape, researchers from the medical Department of the University of Texas in Galveston, Texas has created a drug to preserve muscle mass. An experimental drug has shown its efficacy and safety in mice.
Scientists became aware that one of the main causes of muscle dysfunction and adults is the activity of a protein called nicotinamide N-methyltransferase (NNMT). While in muscle tissues it causes them worn, so the goal of researchers was to create a medication that reduces its activity to a minimum.
It is known that it was created successfully and plays the role of inhibitor — substances that overwhelming for certain physico-chemical processes. It has already been tested on adult mice, which were divided into two groups. First for several days to get the medication, and the second — a placebo. In the end it turned out that the first number of functional stem cells of the muscle increased, and the second continued to weaken. In General, muscle strength first increased by 70%.
It is noteworthy that the chemical composition of the experimental animals remained unchanged — that is, the drug does not have any side effects. According to Dr. Harshini of Neelakantan, on the basis of this material it is possible to create an innovative method of treatment of premature aging. Ideally, with it, the elderly can become faster and stronger, allowing them to lead more active and independent life.
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