Muscle weakness marked by grip strength is associated with accelerated biological age, a new study suggests. Results were found using “age acceleration clocks” based on DNA methylation, a process that provides a molecular biomarker and estimator of the pace of aging. Researchers say this suggests potential to adopt use of grip strength as a way to screen individuals for future risk of functional decline, chronic disease and early mortality.
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Targeting Enzyme Pathway May Help Combat Age-related Muscle Weakness
Article title: Skeletal muscle-specific calpastatin overexpression mitigates muscle weakness in aging and extends life span Authors: Elizabeth A. Schroder, Lin Wang, Yuan Wen, Leigh Ann P. Callahan, Gerald S. Supinski From the authors: “These data suggest that diaphragm dysfunction in…