Reasons for rapid loss of strength (muscle cell death) in some people?
dhealth at gate.net
Sat Jan 20 15:02:07 EST 1996
1. Does anyone know why a person might lose more than 1/2 pound
of muscle tissue per year after the age of 30 (this is
from Joyce Vedral, Ph.D. fitness trainer)? She was on
the television program, "The Today Show" this week with
For example, would a deficiency of a certain amino acid
or mineral or hormone cause more rapid loss of muscle
cells leading to a more frail state that we see in
some elderly persons?
2. Does anyone know if there any specific known disease states
that are associated with this rapid loss of strength?
3. And lastly, does anyone know of any researchers who might be working in
this area? (snail mail or email addresses or university researcher center
addresses would be GREATLY APPRECIATED too!)
Thank you for any help you can give me!
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