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When will I start to lose lean muscle mass?

Dr. Vonda Wright, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
We lose lean muscle mass beginning around age 50. By age 80, we have lost 50 percent of our lean muscle mass. People who are sedentary lose 15 percent of their muscle mass each decade between ages 50 and 70, and 30 percent per decade after age 70.
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