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Aging and Metabolism

After age 45, the average individual loses around 10% of their muscle mass per decade.1 This equates to losing about one
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How Aging Impacts Metabolism

Many studies have been done to understand why people gain weight as they age and the answer
michael kors handbags outlet is clear the change in body composition accounts for the vast majority of the decline in metabolism.

There are also a growing number of studies, however, that suggest that body composition does not
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Physical activity plays a role in both body composition and metabolism during the aging process. Research
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Overall, these age related changes means that the average 50 year old woman needs around 300 500 fewer calories per day than she did in her
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