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People lose 3 lbs of muscle, gain 3 lbs of fat every 10 years
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People lose an average of 3.3 pounds of muscle per decade and gain an equal amount of fat if they maintain their weight according to a study of 15 men and 5 women who worked for a university who were followed for 21 to 38 years.
Forbes GB. Longitudinal changes in adult fat-free mass: influence of body weight. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 1999 Dec, 70(6):1025-31.
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