Muscle mass extends life expectancy


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Muscle mass extends life expectancy

If you do heavy physical work or weight training, you’ll not only make your body more muscled and stronger, but you’ll also make it last longer.

Researchers used to think that overweight elderly people had a higher risk of dying, but recent studies have shown that both overweight and underweight elderly people are more likely to die. More and more epidemiologists are therefore coming to the conclusion that it’s not bodyweight that determines how long you are likely to live, but lean body mass.

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