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Joint Health

How do my muscles change as I age?

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  • AVonda Wright, MD, Orthopedic Surgery, answered
    The changes seen in our muscles as we age are largely the result of loss of muscle cells, decreased size of muscle fibers, and increased muscle stiffness. Most of the muscle changes seen with aging are caused by the loss of lean muscle mass, or sarco penia.
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