The gradual loss of lean body mass, specifically muscle mass, over time is a natural process. However, as individuals age, external and biological factors can exacerbate lean body mass loss, leading to sarcopenia.1-7
Lean body mass – specifically in skeletal muscle – serves as the principal reservoir for amino acids when the protein needs of the body are not met by dietary intake alone.12 In times of metabolic stress, aging, or chronic disease, muscle is broken down, leading to LBM loss.12
These are just a few of the many negative effects of lean body mass loss resulting from sarcopenia.
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