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Do muscles get smaller with age, aside from less exercise?

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Dr. Brian Kaufman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not necessary.

As we age, it is normal to lose muscle mass.
This is preventable by regular exercise. Therefore muscles do not have to get smaller as we age.

In brief: Not necessary.

As we age, it is normal to lose muscle mass.
This is preventable by regular exercise. Therefore muscles do not have to get smaller as we age.
Dr. Brian Kaufman
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