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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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Glenn Foundation for Medical Research Awards Mayo Clinic $3 Million to Study Biology of Aging

ROCHESTER, Minn. — Aug. 20, 2013 — Mayo Clinic has been awarded a $3 million grant from the Glenn Foundation for Medical Research to establish the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for Senescence Research. The grant will support the laboratories' mission of exploring how age-related diseases and disorders are affected by aging [...]

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Fighting Physical, Mental Decline After a Hospital Stay: Mayo Clinic Experts Offer Tips

ROCHESTER, Minn. — October 9, 2012.  Physical and mental decline are common side effects of hospital stays, particularly among older patients. That can hold true even if someone is hospitalized for just a day or two for a common procedure such as knee replacement surgery. There are steps patients can [...]

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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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