When the resources of vitamins and minerals decrease, disorders in the activity of the brain, heart, intestines can occur. Nutrient deficiencies can also lead to loss of muscle mass as the body ages. In fact, nutritional deficiencies accelerate muscle loss, a natural process that progresses as the body ages, and causes mobility difficulties. The disease called sarcopenia, caused by an unbalanced diet, which does not provide enough nutrients, is manifested by mobility problems, but also an increased risk of fractures due to reduced body stability. In a new study, researchers looked at about 1,000 participants over the age of 65 in Singapore. Thus, it was found that there are several factors that contribute to the decrease of muscle mass, including social status, chronic diseases, nutritional deficiencies. This may be due to a decrease in appetite which leads to a decrease in the intake of vitamins and minerals. This is why older people tend not to cover their daily nutritional needs. From here to the loss of muscle mass is just one step. With what changes can you save your muscles?
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