Ninjin'yoeito (IMAGE) Osaka City University Caption The frailty makes it difficult for COPD patients to get out of the vicious circle of inactivity. The research group revealed that ninjin'yoeito suppresses smoke-induced loss of muscle mass and alteration in the muscle fiber distribution. Ninjin'yoeito may make muscles in COPD patients stronger, leading the patients to be active. Credit Modified from Atsushi Miyamoto, et all. "Ninjin'yoeito ameliorates skeletal muscle complications in COPD model mice by upregulating peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor γ coactivator-1α expression" International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 2020, 15: 3063-3077. Usage Restrictions None License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.