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Volume 11   •   Number 5  •  May 2014

Maintaining Muscle Mass May Help Prolong Your Life

Recent research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition—and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI—is a better predictor of all-cause mortality. The study, published online Feb. …

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Bruce A. Ferrell, MD
UCLA Division of Geriatrics
Kristine Lang
Group Director
Jay Roland
Editorial Advisory Board
Randall Espinoza, MD, MPH
Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Geffen School of Medicine
UCLA Medical Center

Arash Naeim, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Michelle Eslami, MD
Geriatric Medicine
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

John FitzGerald, MD
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica
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