The underappreciated role of muscle in health and disease
Muscle mass isn't just for bodybuilders and athletes!
Instead, muscle mass acts as the primary "reservoir" for amino acids in the body to maintain protein synthesis in vital tissues and organs in the absence of ingested amino acids. How does muscle mass affect your health and your body's ability to recover from illness or disease?
Today we are highlighting this eye-opening paper by Dr. Robert Wolfe, the Director of the Center for Translational Research in Aging and Longevity at the Reynolds Institute on Aging, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
Read the full-text here: https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/84.3.475
Robert R Wolfe, The underappreciated role of muscle in health and disease, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 84, Issue 3, December 2006, Pages 475–482, https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/84.3.475