Study: Vitamin C Is Key to Maintaining Muscle Mass After Age 50

A new study by the University of East Anglia found that vitamin C can be key to maintaining strong muscles after the age of 50.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Next time you go shopping make sure that instead of protein powder or egg whites, you buy foods rich in vitamin C. A new study by the University of East Anglia has found that this vitamin can be key to keeping muscles strong after 50.

In the study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, researchers note that older adults who consume large amounts of vitamin C tend to have the strongest and healthiest skeletal muscle mass.

The loss of strength and muscle mass as we age is as common as grey hair and wrinkles. In some . . .

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