New study reveals that muscle loss is more dangerous than fat gain!
According to the results of this study, loss of muscle tissue better predicts a cardiovascular event than does gain in fat mass over a 5 year period of time.
The data shows that most people place too much focus on preventing fat gain, but really need to focus on the prevention of muscle loss.
This study showed a greater risk with a 5 year loss of muscle when compared to the associated increased risk of having a heart attack/ cardio event with gain in fat mass. This means that preventing muscle loss is critical to your health and longevity!
Compared w participants with stable fat mass percentage, those with fat gain had an increased risk of cardiovascular events.
By contrast, people losing more than 8% of muscle tissue over a 5 year period were 300 times more likely to have a heart attack between ages 50-80!
WHY? Because muscle supports the metabolic function of the heart.
Facts to know:
Total muscle mass peaks at age 2410-20% is lost between age 24-50Additional 30% of muscle is lost from age 50-80How to gain and maintain muscle, and prevent muscle loss:
YOU MUST LIFT WEIGHTS! Consume adequate protein.Link to the study: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/36721154/
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