Thursday, April 22, 2021
Home Life Style Health & Fitness Study Shows Less Sugar May Assist In Muscle Repair

Study Shows Less Sugar May Assist In Muscle Repair

For the study, skeletal muscle satellite cells were multiplied in Petri dishes

A diet low on sugar may help keep our muscles healthier for longer, suggests a study. Healthy muscles are an important part of a healthy life. With the wear and tear of everyday use, our muscles continuously repair themselves to keep them in top condition.

Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University in Japan found that skeletal muscle satellite cells, key for muscle repair, rapidly increases in low glucose environments. They produced pure cultures of skeletal muscle satellite cells in ultra-low glucose environments.

Follow NewsGram on Twitter to stay updated about the World news.


This is contrary to the conventional wisdom that says mammalian cells fare better when there is more sugar to fuel their activities. The findings, published in the Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology, have the potential to boost biomedical research on muscle repair.

Healthy muscles are an important part of a healthy life. Pixabay

For the study, skeletal muscle satellite cells were multiplied in Petri dishes. While higher levels of glucose had an adverse effect on the cells, lower glucose led to a larger number of cells.

ALSO READ: High Intake Of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages During Adolescence Can Affect Brain

This seemed counterintuitive as glucose is considered to be essential for cellular growth, the researchers said. It is converted into ATP, the fuel that drives a lot of cellular activity. The team added glucose oxidase, a glucose digesting enzyme, to get to even lower levels of glucose, and grew the satellite cells in this glucose-depleted medium. Shockingly, the cells seemed to fare just fine, and proliferated normally, the researchers said. (IANS/JC)



Most Popular

All In The Mind: The State Of Mental Health In Corporate India

A study highlighting the role of the workplace in causing, furthering, and perpetuating mental illness, launched by Gi Group India, a leading human capital...

Instagram’s New Feature To Protect People From Abusive DMs

Facebook-owned Instagram on Wednesday announced a new feature to protect people from seeing abusive direct messages (DMs), as well as the ability to prevent...

Spiritual Power To Guard: Devotees Of Lord Ram Spread Message Of Covid19 Norms

In the wake of Bengaluru witnessing an unprecedented surge in Covid cases since the last month, devotees of Lord Ram wore costumes of Ram,...

Know What Lies Behind Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan’s Challenge To The State?

Pakistan's government has been put under a severe challenge and test by an Islamist party, which has wreaked havoc in the country this week...

Religious Hardliners Bring Pakistan Govt To A Standstill

The current ruling government of Pakistan, led by Prime Minister Imran Khan, may have come with a vision of progress and open-mindedness to create...

Football And Its Evolution

By- Khushi Bisht Football, also known as soccer, has a long and illustrious history. According to a global study conducted by FIFA, over 250 million...

Nikola Tesla: A Man Ahead Of His Time

BY- JAYA CHOUDHARY When discussing the greatest inventors of all time, Nikola Tesla is sometimes overlooked in history lessons at school. We often hear names...

The Best Documentaries You Can Watch On The Internet Today

By Nauman Abrar As children, most of us disliked documentaries because they were long, boring, very close to reality, and based on the truth. That...

Recent Comments