Build Muscle and You’ll Live Longer

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March 14, 2014 • University of California – Los Angeles Health Sciences

The more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely, new research shows. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition — and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI — is a better predictor of all-cause mortality. “In other words, the greater your muscle mass, the lower your risk of death,” said the study’s co-author. “Thus, rather than worrying about weight or body mass index, we should be trying to maximize and maintain muscle mass.”

Journal Reference |

  1. Preethi Srikanthan, Arun S. Karlamangla. Muscle Mass Index as a Predictor of Longevity in Older-AdultsThe American Journal of Medicine, 2014; DOI: 10.1016/j.amjmed.2014.02.007
Dr. C.B. Daniel Cenegenics AZ Elite Health and Age Management
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