The dietary supplement beta-alanine (BA) — widely used by athletes and body builders — improves muscle endurance in the elderly, according to U.S. researchers.
 
The finding "could have importance in the prevention of falls and the maintenance of health and independent living in elderly men and women," said study author Jeffrey Stout of the University of Oklahoma.
 
BA is an amino acid that helps form carnosine, which plays a major role in normal muscle function during intense exercise. The more BA, the higher carnosine levels in muscles, the researchers said.
 
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