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How much creatinine does a body produce?

The amount of creatinine a person's body produces depends on the person's muscle mass. A petite elderly woman, for instance, does not produce as much as a young, muscular man. Creatinine is usually produced at about the same rate every day in each person because there tends to be little change in muscle mass. Creatinine ends up as a waste product in the blood. It is transported to the kidneys, where it is filtered from the blood and removed in the urine.

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