Quebec researchers link protein distribution to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly
Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is one way to remedy it, but it would seem that spreading protein equally among the three daily meals could be linked to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly. These are the findings of a study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with the Université de Sherbrooke and the Université de Montréal. Continue Reading
You may be comforted to know that doctors and scientists are working diligently at finding new and better ways to treat, prevent, and screen for prostate cancer as well as to enhance the quality of life for prostate cancer patients. This work is done through clinical trials.
Active surveillance means monitoring slow-growing prostate cancer instead of undertaking radical treatments such as surgery or radiation right away. The goal is to delay surgery, radiation or other measures for as long as possible in order to avoid the side effects associated with these treatments. Continue Reading
The PSA test is often discussed when it comes to screening for prostate cancer. Prostate specific antigen (PSA) is an enzyme produced by the prostate that can be analyzed from a single blood sample. The laboratory test measures nanograms per milliliter of free and bound APS in the blood. Quantities considered normal can vary according to age. Continue Reading