Apple Ingredient Keeps Muscles Strong

Component of Apple Peels Found to Help Prevent Muscle Weakening in Mice

In search of a way to prevent the muscle wasting that comes with illness and aging, researchers have landed a natural compound that might just do the trick. The findings reported in the June issue of Cell Metabolism, a Cell Press publication, identify a component of apple peels as a promising new drug candidate for the widespread and debilitating condition that affects nearly everyone at one time or another.

Researchers have identified a component of apple peels that helps prevent muscle weakening in mice. (Credit: © Anyka / Fotolia)

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