Dietary meat and protection against sarcopenia

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URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0309174018305187

Journal: Meat Science

 Publication Date: 10/2018

Summary: nutritive strategies of relevance for sarcopenia involve fortifying the nutrient value of different meats. Studies on muscle cells and animal models of muscle wasting, have identified the therapeutic potential of the amino acid, glycine, to reduce inflammation, attenuate muscle atrophy, and re-sensitize muscle to anabolic stimuli. Glycine supplementation or feeding animal products with a high glycine content (e.g. gelatin), could represent simple and effective nutritional strategies as part of a suite of therapies to attenuate sarcopenia.

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Muscle loss with age may be mitigated by supplementing the diet with animal products that contain glycine such as gelatin.

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