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Re­search at Ge­or­gia Re­gents Univer­sity in Au­gusta has dis­cov­ered how vi­ta­min E helps to build mus­cle, sup­port­ing a belief long held by body­builders. Weight lift­ing and re­sis­tance ex­er­cise works through a two-step process: Mus­cles are some­what dam­aged dur­ing the ex­er­cise and then, as they re­pair them­selves, they get a lit­tle big­ger and stronger. The new re­search, pub­lished in the jour­nal Free Rad­i­cal Bi­ol­ogy and Medicine, found that vi­ta­min E en­hances the re­pair step, be­cause it is es­sen­tial for mem­branes of mus­cle cells to re­cover from the dam­age that oc­curs when mus­cles are chal­lenged. That’s how much mus­cle is lost, on av­er­age, be­tween the ages of 40 and 80—un­less you do re­sis­tance ex­er­cise and take sup­ple­ments—ac­cord­ing to a re­view of 17 ear­lier stud­ies at the Univer­sity of Southamp­ton in Eng­land. Four cat­e­gories of help­ful sup­ple­ments were iden­ti­fied: pro­tein pow­ders or amino acids, vi­ta­min D, mul­tivi­ta­mins, and crea­tine. Age of the old­est woman to ever fin­ish a marathon: Har­ri­ette Thompson of Char­lotte, N.C. She also set a new marathon record for a woman over age 90: 7 hours, 7 min­utes, and 42 sec­onds, in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego. A two-time can­cer sur­vivor, Har­ri­ette started run­ning at the age of 76. Since then, she has com­pleted 16 marathons, rais­ing money for the Leukemia and Lym­phoma So­ci­ety.

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