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What is sarcopenia with aging?

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From the time you are born to around the time you turn 30, your muscles grow larger and stronger. But at some point in your 30s, you start to lose muscle mass and function. The cause is age-related sarcopenia or sarcopenia with aging. Physically inactive people can lose as much as 3% to 5% of their muscle mass each decade after age 30. Even if you are active, you’ll still have some muscle loss.

From: Sarcopenia With Aging WebMD Medical Reference

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Tufts University, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging: "Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology & Sarcopenia (NEPS)."

The University of New Mexico web site: "Sarcopenia: The Mystery of Muscle Loss."

Lauretani F. 2003. Journal of Applied Physiology,

The University of Kansas School of Medicine: "Age Related Sarcopenia."

Western Washington University Center for Healthy Living: "Treatment of Sarcopenia."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCES:

Tufts University, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging: "Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology & Sarcopenia (NEPS)."

The University of New Mexico web site: "Sarcopenia: The Mystery of Muscle Loss."

Lauretani F. 2003. Journal of Applied Physiology,

The University of Kansas School of Medicine: "Age Related Sarcopenia."

Western Washington University Center for Healthy Living: "Treatment of Sarcopenia."

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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