Aliquot #101: How Omega-3s Combat Age-Related Muscle Atrophy

Posted on January 30th 2024 (6 months)
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Aliquot #101: How Omega-3s Combat Age-Related Muscle Atrophy

Dr. Rhonda Patrick

Muscle disuse atrophy, or muscle wasting, poses serious risks, particularly for older adults, promoting irreversible muscle loss, frailty, and disease. Rebuilding muscle relies on proper nutrition and exercise, but aging reduces the body's response to both. Extended periods of inactivity, such as post-surgery or during illness, can rapidly deplete muscle mass, especially in older people, potentially pushing them into a "catabolic crisis." Emerging evidence suggests that high-dose omega-3 supplementation may counteract muscle loss during inactivity by improving amino acid responsiveness and reducing inflammation. In this Aliquot, Dr. Chris McGlory describes the role that omega-3 fatty acids play in maintaining muscle mass.

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