Metabolism May Not Decline With Age as Previously Thought

Many of us hold two tenets of weight loss as undisputed truths: It’s much harder to shed excess pounds or maintain a healthy weight as we age because our metabolism slows down, and women struggle with this more than men because of a naturally slower metabolism.

But a new study published in August 2021 in Science suggests that neither of these maxims are true. Metabolism, the rate at which the body burns energy, has long been thought to decline during middle age as people gradually lose muscle mass.

For the study, researchers assessed metabolism by measuring total energy expenditure, which

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