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Mitochondria Musculoskeletal

Genetic Cause of Muscle Aging Discovered

14 years, 6 months ago

1987  0
Posted on Apr 17, 2005, 10 a.m. By Bill Freeman

Damaged mitochondrial DNA has been linked to age-related muscle weakness, providing a target for treating and preventing physical decline associated with aging. The finding, by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, is a step towards understanding muscle aging, says lead investigator K. Sreekumaran Nair.
Damaged mitochondrial DNA has been linked to age-related muscle weakness, providing a target for treating and preventing physical decline associated with aging.

The finding, by researchers at the Mayo Clinic, is a step towards understanding muscle aging, says lead investigator K. Sreekumaran Nair.

"Nobody believes you can reverse the aging process completely&emdash;but we can improve the quality of life," says Nair.

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