Many individuals — especially those with small children to please — will often peel their apples before eating them, discarding a part of the fruit that has been known to be rich in nutrients.
Now, researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered one more reason why consumers should opt to keep their apples intact: The skin apparently contains a compound that may stave off muscle loss.
“Muscle wasting is a frequent companion of illness and aging,” said lead author Christopher Adams. “It prolongs hospitalization, delays recoveries and in some cases prevents people from going back home. It isn’t well understood and there is no medicine for it.”
In a mouse model, the researchers found Continue reading