What Is Sarcopenia, And Why Does It Matter?

We all know that as we age, the risk of falling increases, along with the danger of greater damage to our bodies. That’s partly because we become frailer as the years increase.

But sometimes, something called sarcopenia is to blame. What is it, and why should you care? Keep reading.

What is sarcopenia?

Sarcopenia is the progressive loss of skeletal muscle mass and strength, and it adds up to a decline in your ability to function.

Why should you be worried?

Sarcopenia is associated with insulin resistance, increased risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, arterial stiffness, and hypertension (in non-obese men).


– Falling – Muscle weakness – Slow walking – Self-reported muscle wasting – Difficulty performing normal daily activities

What causes it?

Several factors can play a part in sarcopenia’s development, including age-related changes and bone and joint diseases.

Can it be prevented?

Experts say proper nutrition and exercise are critical in preventing and slowing sarcopenia’s progression.

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