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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Quam
Orthopedic Surgery 18 years experience
Lean muscle: High protein, low fat diets. Throw in a lot of cardio activities and repetitive weights. It's not easy.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 33 years experience
Body Composition: You are what you eat. Consume more protein and add exercise and you gain muscle. Overeat carbs and fat and don't exercise and you gain fat.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. To lose fat, you will need to reduce your caloric intake while maintaining protei... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Thyroid: Unless you are exercising excessively or taking stimulant medication at too high a dose (or drugs like cocaine) i would be concerned about an endocrin... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Morton
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 18 years experience
Cardio and weights: Your best bet is to balance cardio with weight training. Increased muscle mass will help burn more calories. Decreasing your carbs can also help red... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Variable: Any vigorous aerobic exercise will do; to lose body fat you will need to decrease caloric intake while maintaing protein intake of about one gram/kg o... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Exercise: Exercise is the best way to increase your muscle mass. Would not suggest any supplements. Depending upon the specific area of your body a personal tra... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Muscle confusion: Don't do same routines every time. Always keep your muscles guessing. Make sure you have a nice healthy protein load within 30 minutes of your workout... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Exercise & protein: Any vigorous exercise will do; weight training may be more effecive. It is not feasible to target fat loss to a particular area, you will need to redu... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 58 years experience
Good question: It is probably mostly fat. As we age many people are less active and gain weight. Also it is normal to lose muscle mass as we age. Bone does not los... Read More

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