Insane Medicine – Muscle mass predicts longevity in older adults!

A study in the American Journal of Medicine (June 2014) showed that people over the age of 55 who had the highest muscle mass lived longer than those with the least amount of muscle mass. BMI (Body mass index) is not correlated as well with mortality since a person with a high BMI can have a lot of fat OR muscle or both.

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc.htm   – Calculate your BMI with this link!

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