Inflammatory Markers and Loss of Muscle Mass (Sarcopenia) and Strength

We already know that inflammation is a major risk factor for just about every chronic disease you can think of, but there are two that don’t quickly jump to mind: osteoporosis and age-related muscle loss (sarcopenia). I’m not sure what the evolutionary advantage is to this mechanism, but I would envision something along the lines of providing a rapid source of protein or calcium into the bloodstream for short term survival after injury or sustained physical exertion. Either way, our pro-inflammatory lifestyle may not be killing us right away, but they sure as heck are keeping the nursing homes full.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.