Beer saves from muscle atrophy, the experiment showed
University of Tokushima found: compound found in hops, supports healthy muscles, limiting the development of muscle atrophy. It is a flavonoid 8-PN, which protestrovali in rodents, reports The Daily Mail.
In beer connection can be found in low concentrations, therefore, to achieve the effect, it is necessary to drink at least 154 pints per day ( threatens deadly alcohol poisoning). Experiments with rats have shown that when animals were given food with 8-PN, the level of muscle did not decrease. And in the control group was noted 10% reduction targets.
Further examination proved that the administration of the compound in the diet allowed to raise levels of protective compounds in the body 10 times. Scientists emphasize that the beer contains a lot of antioxidants and vitamins, which are also able to prevent the development of heart disease. Most useful dark beer (lots of iron and antioxidants).
Scientists plan to use the results of research to create a full-fledged drug. Perhaps the result of the work will not pill, and a unique drink for astronauts faced with the destruction of bone and muscle tissue in zero gravity.