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Articles February 2018 Issue

Muscle Health Pays Off in Better Quality of Life

Resistance training combined with adequate protein is the key.

Tufts scientists were the first to coin a term for the gradual loss of muscle mass, strength and function that can occur with aging: sarcopenia. The decline in skeletal muscle from sarcopenia affects 15% of people older than age 65, and 50% of people older than age 80.

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