Age-related muscle loss reduces mobility and strength and increases fatigue. Diet and exercise are essential in the fight against it. Photo: May Tse

Age-related muscle loss: what it is, why it happens and what you can do to combat it

  • We lose up to 8 per cent of our muscle mass each decade, starting from the age of 40, and this can double at 70 years old, leading to a loss of strength and function
  • Loss of muscle mass and strength (sarcopenia) can be diagnosed with simple tests, and there are ways to slow down or prevent the decline
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Age-related muscle loss reduces mobility and strength and increases fatigue. Diet and exercise are essential in the fight against it. Photo: May Tse
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