New research has revealed that the intake of Vitamin C helps in retaining muscle strength for people of over 50 years of age.
According to the details, Researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA) claimed after doing thorough research to determine cross-sectional associations of dietary and plasma vitamin C with proxy measures of skeletal muscle mass in a large cohort of middle- and older-aged individuals.
Data from more than 13,000 people aged between 42-82 years tabulated and analyzed.
The research said findings revealed,
“People over 50 lose up to one percent of their skeletal muscle mass each year, and this loss thought to affect more than 50 million people worldwide.”
“It’s a big problem because it can lead to frailty and other poor outcomes such as sarcopenia, physical disability, type-2 diabetes, reduced quality of life, and death.”
“Vitamin C consumption linked with skeletal muscle mass.
It helps defend the cells and tissues that make up the body from potentially harmful free radical substances.
Unopposed these free radicals can contribute to the destruction of muscle, thus speeding up age-related decline.”