A new study in June 2020 in mice has exposed that muscle mass may help maintain a robust immune system. Research says in mice has revealed that active skeletal muscles play an essential role in maintaining an effective immune system. This is especially the case during severe chronic illnesses, which can otherwise wear the immune system down.
Besides, skeletal muscles may fight the process of cachexia. This refers to the wasting away of muscle and fat that often accompanies severe chronic illness, alongside a weakening of the immune system.
The research, which scientists at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg have now published in the journal Science Advances, lays the preparation for future studies to determine if the same is accurate in humans.
Health News – June 28, 2020
Source – Medical news today
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