Admission per serving (140 grams) of oily fish (mackerel, trout, tuna, salmon) three times a week protects the muscles of older people wear. This effect is doubled in the case of physical exercise.
For 40 years our body loses the ability to build muscle mass only through exercise. To be more precise, the elderly, it is difficult to resist the reduction of muscle tissue.
In a recent study, the researchers combined the regular intake of fatty fish with exercise, it was found that the selected combination of increased muscle tone by almost 20% in women older than 60 years. When the control group, which performed exercise, but without the intake of fish, it increased by only 11%.
Posle12-week study, women taking fish much better than getting up from his chair, his gait became easier and better tests performed on the balance.
Researchers note that such an effect can serve as a result of the fish contained in the fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid which possess anti-inflammatory properties. As a consequence of the aging process reduces the elderly muscle mass by 0.5-2% per year. This process is called sarcopenia.
Scientists claim that fish oil can prevent chronic smoldering inflammation causing the elderly decline in muscle tissue. According to Dr. Stuart Gray: "We are making every effort to help the withered muscles to regain strength and in fish oil will be very useful."
News prepared by: A. CHirkova