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Muscle Loss and Aging: Mayo Clinic Expert Discusses Strategies, Therapies to Restore Muscle Health

Notes that exercise remains the 'silver bullet' to maintain muscle mass in the aging ROCHESTER, Minn. — The progressive loss of skeletal muscle during aging, known as sarcopenia, underlies limitations in physical function and mobility, which in turn lead to falls, loss of independence, institutionalization and even death. Mayo Clinic [...]

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UnitedHealthcare Joins Mayo Clinic's Healthy Aging and Independent Living Consortium

The HAIL consortium researches and develops programs aimed at enhancing older Americans' health and quality of life Volunteer residents at Charter House Continuing Care Retirement Community participate in research and pilot programs designed to help seniors live independently ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic announced UnitedHealthcare as the newest member of [...]

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Mayo Clinic Study Unmasks Regulator of Healthy Life Span

ROCHESTER, Minn. — A new series of studies in mouse models by Mayo Clinic researchers uncovered that the aging process is characterized by high rates of whole-chromosome losses and gains in various organs, including heart, muscle, kidney and eye, and demonstrate that reducing these rates slows age-related tissue deterioration and [...]

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Study Finds Gender Differences in Health Muscles, Bones

ROCHESTER, Minn. — June 20, 2012.  Researchers have long been aware that the progressive loss of muscle mass and bone density is a natural part of aging. But little work has investigated how muscle tissue affects the inner and outer layers of bone microstructure. A Mayo Clinic study looked at [...]

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Mayo Clinic Creates Healthy Aging and Independent Living Lab

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Mayo Clinic is pleased to announce that General Mills is the newest consortium member of the Healthy Aging and Independent Living (HAIL) Lab. The HAIL Lab, established in September 2011, is a "living lab" located in Charter House, a continuing care retirement community in Rochester, Minn. A [...]

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Healthy Muscle Linked To Healthy Bones

Healthy muscle mass is linked to healthy bones, and there are gender differences as well. These findings, just released by Mayo Clinic, could be used to better identify people at higher risk for falls and fractures. Researchers have been aware that the progressive loss of muscle mass and bone density is a natural [...]

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