Kiwifruit linked to muscle health [news]
Eating two kiwifruit each day could help keep muscles in top form, says new research. A University of Otago study, which was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked into what role vitamin C played in the body. Lead researcher in the project, Professor Margreet Vissers, said muscles that support and move the skeleton were sensitive to changes in vitamin C intake. If consumption of the vitamin dropped below optimal levels, muscle function could also fall. The researchers gave 54 males aged 18-35 either half a kiwifruit or two kiwifruit every day over six weeks, and then measured the vitamin C content in their muscles.