Muscle loss also known as muscular atrophy is when muscles waste away. The main reason for muscle wasting is lack of physical activity. This happens when an injury or disease makes it impossible for you to move a leg or arm. Also you may have muscle loss if one of your limbs appear smaller than the other.
But recent research have shown that two compounds have uncovered a biological “trigger” for muscle loss, and two compounds that can stop that “trigger” from being pulled.
This means that people who are vulnerable to muscle loss, like the elderly, can now prevent muscular weakness from setting in and may even be able to reverse prior muscular atrophy, just by eating these two foods.
Age and Muscle Connection
When your body age, it becomes prone to muscular weakening. Though this is a natural part of the aging process, it can leave people more susceptible to serious injuries, such as broken bones because of falling.
As per WebMD, muscles continue to grow stronger and larger until the of age 30. People can lose as much as 3-5% of their muscle mass every 10 years after their 30th birthday. But after the age of 75, atrophy tends increase.