CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Recent research indicates that people should consider taking more Vitamin C to help preserve muscle as they grow older.
A study of 13,000 people between 42 and 82 years old showed those with higher amounts of Vitamin C in their diets also had the highest amount of skeletal muscle mass.
Researchers say people lose about 1 percent of muscle mass after age 50.
But Vitamin C helps protect cells and tissue.
The authors of the study say 60 percent of men and 50 percent of women in the study were not consuming even the minimum amount of daily Vitamin C.