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  Every adult loses muscle mass with age.1 This is not just a cosmetic issue. Age-related muscle loss increases the risk for falls, fractures, loss of independence, and ultimately, loss of life. This decline in muscle mass, which begins as early as the 4th decade, is called sarcopenia.2 It leads to increased nursing home placement and hospitalization rates.3 And as muscle mass falls, the risk of disability greatly increases.4,5 Exercise can help prevent age-related muscle loss, but is only one of the components necessary to maintain adequate muscle strength. Two key nutrients have been shown to rebuild lost muscle in aging individuals: Beta-hydroxy beta-methylbutyrate (HMB) increases and preserves muscle mass in adults...

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