Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Exercise lowers MS, 6 healthy choices for the weekend, Years before Zika vaccine, Teen girls respond to breast cancer risk > Health-in-Motion 30 August 2016 What qualifies the humble pomegranate as a superfood? What qualifies the humble pomegranate as a superfood? A team of French scientists has recently discovered that the fruit contains a particular molecular compound, called urolithin A, which, once it’s been transformed by the microbes in the digestive system, enables muscle cells to protect themselves against the steady degradation of the mitochondria, the tiny power plants housed in every cell, which is one of the main causes of aging. Initial results on the beneficial effects of the substance have been encouraging but need to be confirmed by human clinical trials. 0 More in Newsletters Want to improve your teenager’s eating habits? More: Daily Dose: Exercise lowers MS, 6 healthy choices for the weekend, Years before Zika vaccine, Teen girls respond to breast cancer risk Health-in-Motion advertisement Other news News Health tip: Why can't I stop sweating? News ICYMI: The top stories of the week Medical Are your headaches linked to your thyroid? Diet and nutrition 6 healthy choices for the weekend Medical Years before Zika vaccine becomes available Sex Help, my STI is incurable! From our sponsors Win one of 25 Webers valued at R2000 each! How to still have a good life with diabetes Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Lose weight Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.