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How can older adults build muscle?

By Courtney Humphries
November 15, 2010

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Q. How can older adults build muscle? A. It’s no secret that as we age, sinew can turn to flab. Not only do people lose muscle mass as they get older, but the muscles themselves change. Aging muscles have fewer “fast twitch’’ muscle fibers, the kind responsible for explosive, powerful movements, and instead rely more on “slow twitch’’ fibers involved ... (Full article: 320 words)

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