Caffeine May Help Strengthen Elderly Muscles

A gradual decline in muscle strength is part of the natural aging process. And, though keeping physically fit is the primary defense against weaker muscles, a new study from the Society for Experimental Biology has found that caffeine may also help boost power in older muscles. The study, which theorized that caffeine would have the same power-inducing effect on elderly muscles as it does in younger adults, found that it did aid in keeping older muscles stronger, though to a lesser degree. Jason Tallis, the study’s primary author, said that, along with maintaining a physically active lifestyle, the performance enhancing benefit of caffeine could prove beneficial in the aging population. More here.

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