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A Surprising Factor in CR Maintaining Muscle with Age

Posted by Michael R , 03 October 2015 · 5,490 views

CR causes weight loss, including loss of muscle, and young CR animals have much less muscle than young animals allowed to eat all they want without becoming fat. But as the animals age, the CR animals hold on to their muscles much better, and the cellular and molecular structure of that muscle remains intact, so that in old age the CR animals have as much or more muscle as the conventionally-fed animals and are actually stronger. Dean Pomerleau breaks down a new study highlighted by James Cain that suggests a surprising contributor to this effect: how the CR metabolic state, activity, and meal-timing may come together to make exercise maximally effective. Read more →