Build Muscle to Live Longer

matteo.coupleNew research shows that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. These findings add to past evidence that overall body composition is a better predictor of all-cause mortality than the widely used body mass index. The study indicates that clinicians need to focus on ways to improve body composition rather than on BMI alone when counseling adults on preventative health behaviors.
The American Journal of Medicine, February 2014