December 7, 2008

Ghrelin Mimetic

The baby boomers were young, were ready to serve and protect America at one time. But now having reached old age. They are having a difficult time performing even simple daily tasks such as house hold work because of loss of muscle in old age. Until now, the most common prescription for such issues was exercise, and more exercise. A lot of times, it doesn’t work, and it leads to frustration.

Given the fact that a person’s muscles depend on a lot of factors, including hormones. To give you an example, human growth hormone levels decrease as the person ages. And this loss is associated with the decline in muscle mass.

However, a new study in the annals of internal medicine, has taken a unique look at this metabolism. The scientist have often wondered in theory, if they could somehow slow down or totally stop this decline in muscle mass as the person ages. The drones at the medical Institute. Then started about 65, youthful men and women between the age of 60 to 81.

They divided the group into two divisions, they gave a fake medicine with no effects at all to one group, and they gave ghrelin mimetic to another group and recorded the effects scientifically. This substance basically simulates production of growth hormone and the results were terrific. The group that got the substance showed an increase in muscle mass. And remember we are talking about a group that is quite aged. I’m sure a lot of baby boomers would welcome this advance science with glee. As this helps them live longer, and younger.

This rudimentary study is definitely interesting as it is going to hurt baby boomers stay independent and youthful by maintaining their muscle mass try and weight. To say this would lead to a much better quality of life would be modest. And hey, who can forget about the cost of Medicare, and you factor all this in it. Everybody is going to rejoice, if more advances are made in this field.

If you are a baby boomer, what do you think about this study. Share your experience with us and tell us how this advancement is going to help you in your daily life.

Source: Tech Banyan

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