Last update on 6 May 2013 by Dr Cécile Loï

Muscle loss


 

 


What is muscle loss

Aging is responsible for a slow erosion of muscles. From the age of 30, muscle tissue muscle tissue gradually degenerates of the order of 3 to 8% per decade. It results in a significant effect on muscle strength.

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The main causes

The age-related muscle loss is a multifactorial phenomenon including: the imbalance of protein metabolism, loss of muscle tenderness, decreased appetite, reduced physical activity …

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The main risks

The consequences of muscle loss appear very late. In fact, losing muscle doesn’t cause pain. At first it’s difficil to detect. However, it can lead to a pathology : sarcopenia

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