Boosting NAD+: amyloid proteins and mitochondrial dysfunction in muscles

A recent study in Cell reported on experiments regarding mitochondrial function and amyloid protein accumulation in the muscles.[ref] The researchers used animal models and human muscle tissue to determine that amyloid-like protein deposits occur in muscle during aging. Amyloid proteins are aggregates of proteins that fold into long fibers. Perhaps the most well-known is amyloid-beta, … Read More

Advanced Glycation End Products

(Note that this article is cross-posted from Genetic Lifehacks) Recent research shows that advanced glycation end products (AGEs) are a causative factor in many degenerative diseases – including almost all of the diseases associated with aging. AGEs have links to Alzheimer’s, heart disease, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity, and more. Like most … Read More