Skip to comments.Apple Peel Makes Mice Mighty
Posted on 06/07/2011 12:12:36 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX
For Popeye, spinach was the key to extra muscle. For the mice in a new University of Iowa study, it was apples, or more precisely a waxy substance called ursolic acid that's found in apple peel.
The UI study, published in the June 8 issue of the journal Cell Metabolism, showed that ursolic acid reduced muscle atrophy (also known as muscle wasting) and promoted muscle growth in mice. It also reduced fat, blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglycerides in the animals. The findings suggest that the compound may be useful for treating muscle wasting and possibly metabolic disorders such as diabetes.
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another interesting diabetes news item
Ha, ha, and then we will be denied apples under Obamacare. It would not surprise me.
We can look forward to this as an encapsulated powder advertised in body-building magazines now, I’d guess.
Thanks, Pining, for both links.
I would love to have a yard full of apple trees, but I can’t get them to grow.
My mother gave me a lot of the old sayings, including:
“An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.”
I drink apple cider, which is pretty easy to find here in Vermont. I think it’s also a source of ursolic acid, if it’s properly made.
Already can. :)
Haha really? It’s a bit of a shame; apples are so nice as they are naturally.
Makes sense. Apples are a Biblical fruit with properties long used to strengthen hair and the like. It was always a nutrition staple during simpler times too.
Wouldn’t be shocked that we haven’t fully found the potential of it’s scientific qualities yet.
My question is what was the dose.
Were they giving the mice an equivelent of 1 apple per day or 1000 apples?
bump the apple peels and muscle strength
It’s actually a component of Holy Basil. So the health food stores sell Holy Basil and it has a certain percentage of the ursolic acid. Doesn’t seem that they sell anything apple based with the acid in it. I think they tout apple cider vinegar (which I love) as having a healthy dose of acid.
Read a thread earlier today (er... Tuesday) on FR that was about the damned EPA putting out a regulation to ban homeowners from buying and using rat and mice poison to keep the vermin away from their houses.
Now, they have figured out how to make such vermin healthier, so that means the EPA ban is just another Obama Regime handout to UNION exterminators that will cost the population much more to use than the simple pellets, etc. Gotta pay for all those high wages and lush benefits, doncha know!