Endurance exercise can help decrease the number of immune cells that are attacking the muscles, while healing them as well.
Up till today, there are no drugs that specifically target dying muscles. However, according to research co-written by the Binghamton University, State University of New York, and Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden, exercise can help take care of the immune cells that are killing your muscles.
The experiment consisted two groups: a 12-week endurance exercise group, as well as a non-exercise group. Participants were required to take muscle biopsies before and after going through exercise.
The results showed that exercise creates microRNA, a type of molecule that helps decrease the number of immune cells that attack your muscles and heals the muscle by increasing aerobic metabolism.
Researchers believe that a combination of medication and exercise can help better target all the issues of muscle inflammation.